Mr. Lipsky is a Senior Fellow of the Foreign Policy Institute of Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). Previously, he was first deputy managing director of the International Monetary Fund, serving as acting managing director during May-July, 2011. Prior to returning to the IMF, he held positions of vice chairman of JPMorgan Investment Bank, chief economist at JPMorgan Chase, chief economist and director of research at Chase Manhattan Bank, and chief economist at Salomon Brothers. Early in his career, he spent 10 years at the International Monetary Fund.
Mr. Lipsky currently is the chair of the National Bureau of Economic Research, the co-chair of the Aspen Institute's Program on the World Economy and a vice-chair of the Bretton Woods Committee. He also serves on the advisory board of the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR); is a director of the American Council on Germany, is a member of the Advisory Board of the Rock Creek Group, and is a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He holds a PhD. in economics from Stanford University.