Areas of Specialization: Development Macroeconomics, Finance, Political Economy, Aid/Technical-Assistance Effectiveness
Luc Moers studied economics at the Tinbergen Institute/University of Amsterdam and University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, culminating in a PhD from the former. He has held visiting positions in the International Monetary Fund's (IMF) Research Department, World Bank's Development Research Group, University of Guelph, and University of Central Asia. He has published in journals including the World Bank Economic Review, Economic Systems, and Post-Communist Economies, as well as in more popular media.
His research and teaching build on a long career of operating deeply in international macroeconomic and development policy. This experience is dominated by 18 years as an IMF staff member. As an IMF (Senior) Economist he advised and negotiated on development programs with governments and central banks around the developing world. He served in two long-term in-country postings as the IMF Resident Representative, in Tajikistan, and in Benin. In his latter, final position at the IMF, he headed the IMF offices in both Benin and Togo. The IMF Resident Representative is an Ambassador in the diplomatic corps of the country concerned, and the pivotal macroeconomic advisor between IMF headquarters and country government. This includes all in-country IMF responsibilities: research; technical assistance; program financing and policy design, negotiation, monitoring, and evaluation; donor coordination; communications with the media, civil society, academia, and the private sector; and office management.