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John Lipsky

Peter G. Peterson Distinguished Scholar at the Henry A. Kissinger Center for Global Affairs

Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy Institute

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  • Campus Location: Washington DC
  • Office Location: BOB 715


Most recently, was first deputy managing director of the International Monetary Fund; previously held positions of vice chairman of JPMorgan Investment Bank, chief economist at JPMorgan Chase, chief economist and director of research at Chase Manhattan Bank, and chief economist and, previously, director of the European Economic and Market Analysis Group in London, at Salomon Brothers; early in career, spent 10 years at the International Monetary Fund, helping manage the fund's exchange rate surveillance procedure, analyzing developments in international capital markets, participating in negotiations with several member countries and serving as the fund's resident representative in Chile; currently is co-chair of the Aspen Institute's Program on the World Economy; is the Vice Chair of both the National Bureau of Economic Research and the Center for Global Development, serves on the advisory board of the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR); is a Director of the American Council on Germany, and a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations; PhD, economics, Stanford University



  • Economics
  • Emerging Markets
  • International Debt
  • International Finance
  • World Bank and International Monetary Fund


  • Spanish

In the News

John Lipsky elected chair of NBER Board of Directors; Peter Blair Henry elected Vice Chair.

John Lipsky cited in National Bureau of Economic Research’s The Reporter, 10/27

Fed says virus poses considerable risk.

John Lipsky interviewed on Bloomberg Daybreak, 7/30

America and China are entering the dark forest.

John Lipsky quoted in Bloomberg, 7/5

Will the massive policy response halt the global economic freefall?

John Lipsky interviewed on WealthTrack, 4/24

COVID-19 and the mess it creates for the global economy

John Lipsky participated in a discussion for American Council on Germany, 4/22

Fed is in wait-and-see mode amid complex economic environment.

John Lipsky interviewed on Bloomberg, 8/22

Discussion on China's trade conflicts and financial systems.

John Lipsky presented lecture on C-SPAN, 4/24

U.S. trade policy tops IMF meetings.

John Lipsky interviewed on Bloomberg, 4/14