Luc Moers | Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics

Luc Moers

Adjunct Professor of Economics
Department of Economics and Finance
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Ext. 53948
MacKinnon (MCKN), Room 704

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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 on the staff of the IMF. 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.

Development Macroeconomics, Finance, Political Economy, Aid/Technical Assistance Effectiveness

Abstracts and full-length articles are most easily retrieved via LinkedIn:

Introductory Development Economics (ECON*2650)

The Origins of International Inequality (ECON*3730)