About

I specialize in advising central banks on monetary policy and the development of the capacity to formulate and implement monetary policy.
I retired from the International Monetary Fund in 2003 as Assistant Director of the Monetary and Financial Systems Department, where I led missions to over twenty countries. Prior to that I 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 UVa from 1970-75. I am currently a director of the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority, 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 Southern Sudan. My most recent book is “One Currency for Bosnia: Creating the Central Bank of Bosnia and Herzegovina.”

I specialize in advising central banks on monetary policy and the development of the capacity to formulate and implement monetary policy.I retired from the International Monetary Fund in 2003 as Assistant Director of the Monetary and Financial Systems Department, where I led missions to over twenty countries. Prior to that I 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 UVa from 1970-75. I was a director of the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority 2003-2010, Senior Monetary Policy Advisor to the Central Bank of Iraq 2004-5, an IMF consultant to the central banks of Afghanistan, Kenya and Zimbabwe and a Deloitte/USAID advisor to the Government of Southern Sudan. My most recent book is “One Currency for Bosnia: Creating the Central Bank of Bosnia and Herzegovina.”

4 Responses to About

  1. Dear Warren. I am an economist at the IMF and was reading your blog entry on size of government. Do you know of any attempt to develop a database of government size (one that takes into account the government spend, but also the burden placed on taxpayers of tax compliance, and of regulation, more generally). Grateful if you could provide some links. Thanks, Ali

  2. Dan Parker says:

    Dr Coats, I am a Penn doctoral student researching the development of the modern conservative coalition. I am currently in an archive listening to the recording of your panel with Norman Ture, Alan Reynolds, and Jack Kemp in 1975. At some point, I would love to hear your recollections of the conference.

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