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Currently a division chief in the African Department, Amadou Sy has held a variety of positions at the IMF covering more than 20 countries and all the financial crises since 1998. His research interest includes FinTech, digitalization, governance, and macro-financial linkages. Amadou is also a nonresident senior fellow at the Africa Growth Initiative (AGI) at the Brookings Institution which he was leading until January 2017. There, his work on the Financing for Development agenda has been influential in global policy circles and he has provided expert advice to the African Development Bank, Making Finance Work for Africa, and the United Nations.

Amadou wrote two books entitled “Africa through an economic lens” (Brookings Institution Press) and “Beyond the Curse: Policies to Harness the Power of Natural Resources” (IMF). He has also published in top academic and practitioner journals, including Emerging Markets Review, IMF Staff Papers, Journal of Banking & Finance, Journal of African Economies, and the Review of International Economics. His policy work won the runner-up 2011 ICFR-Financial Times Prize for best research on financial regulation. He is a member of the Editorial Board of the Revue d’Economie du Développement, contributes to the African Economic Research Consortium Visiting Scholars program at the IMF, and has been a member of Ph.D. Thesis Committees at the Université d’Auvergne, France.

Amadou has presented his work at international conferences and central banks worldwide and has testified at the U.S. Congress. He has contributed to blogs, podcasts, radio and TV programs and was quoted in The Financial Times, The Economist, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, BBC, Bloomberg, Foreign Policy, El Pais, Les Echos, Il Sole, and O Globo.

Amadou holds a Ph.D. in Finance for McGill University and is a CFA charter holder as well as a Financial Risk Manager (GARP).

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