Dr. Constant Lonkeng Ngouana, a Cameroonian national, has been the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Resident Representative for Jamaica since July 2016.
Dr. Lonkeng Ngouana joined the IMF in 2010 through its young professional program and has since worked in the African Department, the Institute for Capacity Development, the Fiscal Affairs Department, and in the Western Hemisphere Department. He has also participated in IMF technical assistance to Jamaica and Malaysia, as well as at the IMF- Singapore Training Institute. He was, until moving to Jamaica, part of the IMF Indonesia team. His internal review work in the Fund has covered several countries, including Germany and Japan.
Dr. Lonkeng Ngouana’s recent research has covered a range of issues, including the interaction between monetary and fiscal policy, fiscal anchors and risks, the political economy of subsidies, and the use of dynamic stochastic general equilibrium models in policymaking. He is currently working on issues related to occupational choice, resilience and risk sharing mechanisms.
He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from the University of Yaounde in Cameroon, a Master’s degree in International Economics and development from the Economics School of Louvain, Belgium, and a PhD in Economics from the University of Montreal, Canada. Before joining the IMF, he was a Lecturer at the University of Montreal and had also served as Statistician at the National Institute of Statistics in Cameroon