Roland Kangni Kpodar is currently Deputy Division Chief in the Strategy, Policy and Review Department at the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Washington DC, USA.
He is also Senior Fellow at the FERDI, Clermont-Ferrand, France. Since joining the IMF in 2006, he has worked on a number of developing and emerging economies, advising governments on key macroeconomic policies and providing macroeconomic analysis, including on real sector, fiscal, balance of payments, and monetary issues. His research interests and publications encompass a wide range of issues pertaining to financial development, economic growth, poverty reduction, fuel subsidies, and trade integration. He is a national of Togo and graduated from the CERDI with a Ph.D. in economics.