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About Warren Coats

Dr. Warren L. Coats specializes in advising central banks on monetary policy, and in the development of their capacity to formulate and implement monetary policy. He is retired from the International Monetary Fund, where, as Assistant Director of the Monetary and Financial Systems Department, he led missions to over twenty countries. Before then, he served as Visiting Economist to the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, and to the World Bank, and was Assistant Prof of Economics at the Univ. of Virginia from 1970-75. Most recently he was Senior Monetary Policy Advisor to the Central Bank of Iraq; an IMF consultant to the central banks of Afghanistan, Kenya and Zimbabwe; and a Deloitte/USAID advisor to the Government of South Sudan. He is currently a member of the Editorial Board of the Cayman Financial Review and a member of the IMF program team for Afghanistan. His books include: "One Currency for Bosnia: Creating the Central Bank of Bosnia and Herzegovina;" and five Travel books (Iraq, Afghanistan, Former Soviet Republics, Palestine, and Kosovo).


1976 - May 2003 Assistant Director (retired), International Monetary Fund ‐ Money and Capital Markets

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Research Interests

Monetary policy, central banking, financial sector development

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Honors and Awards

  • Order of the Golden Bear at UC, Berkeley
  • Kyrgyzstan’s Certificate of Honor, presented by President Askar Akaev in Bishkek in 1997
  • Inducted into Chaîne des Rôtisseurs in Sofia Bulgaria in 1999


September 1965 - 1972 Ph.D., U of Chicago ‐ Department of Economics
1962 - June 1965 BA, UC Berkeley ‐ Department of Economics

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