Associate Economist

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.

Education

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.

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