Head Global Health and Pandemic Response Task Force, International Monetary Fund
Ruchir Agarwal is the Head of the IMF Global Health and Pandemic Response Task Force and the IMF lead on the Multilateral Leaders Task Force on COVID-19 established by the principle of the IMF, WHO, World Bank, and WTO. Within the IMF, Ruchir Agarwala worked in several advanced economies and emerging markets, leading as economist for India during COVID-19, for Mongolia’s economic reform program during its 2017 and 2018 crisis and has been lead Economist for Lebanon, Sweden, and Bhutan. He also worked on financial, monetary, and fiscal policy issues in various countries, from Asia and Middle East to Europe, designing stabilization policies in resource-rich countries and managing crises work in several countries during banking crises or conflicts. Prior to these roles, Ruchir Agarwal has been Teaching Fellow at Harvard University, where he was awarded the Allyn A. Young Prize for excellence in teaching. His works have been cited by the most prominent journals, such as the New York Times, The Economist, the Financial Times etc. and by various governments and central banks.