Warren Coats retired from the International Monetary Fund in 2003 as Assistant Director of the Monetary and Capital Markets Department, where he led technical assistance missions to over 20 countries (including: Afghanistan, Bosnia, Croatia, Egypt, Iraq Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Serbia, South Sudan, Turkey, West Bank and Gaza, and Zimbabwe).
He was a director of the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority 2003 - 2010 and a member of the editorial board of the Cayman Financial Review from 2010 - 2017. He was a member of the IMF’s programme team for Afghanistan from 2010 - 2013. His most recent book, One Currency for Bosnia: Creating the Central Bank of Bosnia and Herzegovina, chronicles his experience in setting the new central bank of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Prior to joining the IMF, he served as visiting economist to the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, and to the World Bank, and was Assistant Professor of Economics at UVa. He was chief of the Operations Division for SDRs in the Finance Department.
He has a BA from UC Berkeley, and PhD from U. of Chicago both in Economics. He is currently a fellow of Johns Hopkins Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, Institute for Applied Economics, Global Health, and the Study of Business Enterprise.