Benjamin H Cohen

Head of Financial Markets
Monetary and Economic Department

Prior to his present position, Benjamin worked as a senior economist in the Financial Markets and Monetary Policy units at the BIS, and in the secretariats of the Financial Stability Board, the Financial Stability Forum and the Committee on the Global Financial System. From 2003 to 2005 he was a senior economist in the Independent Evaluation Office of the International Monetary Fund. He received his PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1995.

Fields of interest

  • Financial markets
  • Financial institutions and microprudential issues (including banking supervision)
  • Financial stability and macroprudential issues