Heedon Kang is a Senior Financial Sector Expert in the Monetary and Capital Markets Department of the International Monetary Fund. His research focuses on monetary and macroprudential policy, particularly impacts of these policies on housing markets around the globe. Recently, he has coauthored several IMF policy papers on macroprudential policy, such as “The Interaction of Monetary and Macroprudential Policies,” “Key Aspects of Macroprudential Policy,” and “Staff Guidance Note on Macroprudential Policy.”
His current assignment at the IMF includes projects on macroprudential policy and bilateral country surveillance reviews of the United States and Turkey. He has been involved Financial Sector Assessment Programs for Indonesia, Ireland, and the Netherlands, covering banking stress tests, corporate and household vulnerabilities analyses, and assessment of macroprudential policy frameworks. He is also covering financial sector issues for the Indonesia Article IV team.
Before joining the IMF, he worked at the Bank of Korea for seven years, developing macroeconomic forecasting models, conducting monetary and macroprudential policy simulations, and setting up a medium-term inflation targeting framework. He holds a Ph.D. in economics from University of Minnesota at Twin Cities.