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At Johns Hopkins, James Morsink is a lecturer for the MS in Applied Economics program.

Morsink has 32 years of experience working on global macroeconomic issues at the International Monetary Fund (IMF). During the 1990s, he worked on the transitions to market economies in Central Europe and Mongolia, the financial crisis in Thailand, and the banking troubles in Japan. In the 2000s, he wrote analytical chapters and helped supervise the production of the IMF’s flagship publication, the World Economic Outlook. He then led the IMF’s work on the UK and Ireland. During the global financial crisis, he negotiated the IMF’s Stand-By Arrangement with Hungary and the IMF’s Flexible Credit Line with Poland. From 2012-21, he was part of the management team of the IMF Monetary and Capital Markets Department. From 2021-24, he was part of the management team of the Western Hemisphere Department, where he oversaw the work of country teams in Brazil, Ecuador, Panama, Nicaragua, and several Caribbean countries. He retired from the IMF in 2024.

Morsink earned a PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and BA from Princeton University.

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