Jonathan Fortun is an Associate Economist in the Global Macroeconomics Department. Prior to joining the IIF, Jonathan developed his career in the multilateral sector at the World Bank and Inter-American Development Bank (IADB); before that he was a financial adviser in Bolivia. He has also been a consultant for trade, financial and economic topics in Japan and Latin America and is currently a lecturer at Johns Hopkins University. His main focus of interest revolves around monetary analysis, financial architecture, econometric modeling and big data applications to economic research.
Jonathan holds a Master in International Economics and Finance from Johns Hopkins University, a Master in Economics/International Relations from Kobe University (Kobe, Japan), PhD coursework at the National Graduate Institute of Policy Studies in Tokyo (Japan) and holds a Magna Cum Laude degree in Financial Engineering. He is fluent in Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese and English.