Alexander Copestake

Alexander Copestake

Economist

International Monetary Fund

Biography

I am an Economist at the International Monetary Fund, where I joined the Asia & Pacific Department in September 2021. My research focuses on the relationships between technology, trade and development.

Disclaimer: All views expressed on this site are my own and do not necessarily reflect the position of the IMF.

Interests
  • Development economics
  • International trade
  • Robotics & AI
  • Cryptoassets & CBDC
Education
  • DPhil in Economics, 2021

    University of Oxford

  • MSc in Development Economics, 2017

    University of Oxford

  • BA in Philosophy, Politics & Economics, 2015

    University of Oxford

Working Papers

Policy Work

& Other Writing

Malaysia 2022 Article IV Consultation | IMF | April 2022

Crypto for Dummies | Brown Bag Lunch | December 2021

Strange New World: Globalization, AI and Development | Oxford Global Exchanges | August 2021

Rescue: From Global Crisis To A Better World | Ian Goldin | May 2021

Rethinking Global Resilience | IMF Finance & Development | Fall 2020

Fragility to Strength: Lessons in Building State Resilience from Around the World | Reform | October 2020

Technology and the Future of Work | Center for International Cooperation | September 2020

The Just Transition in Energy | Center for International Cooperation | September 2020

Multilateralism and the Search for Collective Institutional Leadership and Governance | DOC Rhodes Forum | August 2020

Experience

 
 
 
 
 
Economist Program (EP)
Sep 2021 – Present Washington, D.C.

Regional Studies Division, Asia and Pacific Department

Current projects:

  • The COVID-19 Pandemic, Scarring and Digitalization
  • Cryptoassets, Regulation & CBDCs: Evidence from Policy Announcements
 
 
 
 
 
Short Term Consultant
Feb 2021 – Aug 2021 Washington, D.C.
Development Research Group — project investigating the impacts of industrial robotics on developing countries.
 
 
 
 
 
Research Assistant
Apr 2020 – Sep 2020 Oxford
RA for Professor Ian Goldin — Oxford Martin Programme on Technological and Economic Change
 
 
 
 
 
Graduate Teaching Assistant
Jun 2019 – Aug 2021 Oxford

Courses taught:

  • Undergraduate — Economics of Developing Countries
  • MSc Economics for Development — International Trade
  • DPhil Continuing Education — Econometrics
 
 
 
 
 
Fund Internship Program (FIP)
Jun 2019 – Aug 2019 Washington, D.C.
Fiscal Affairs Department –> IMF Working Paper on VAT pass-through

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