Professor Ehtisham Ahmad is an economist with interests in public finance and development policy and is currently coordinating the Financing Sustainable Urban Transitions jointly with the Coalition of Urban Transitions.
Ahmad is a Senior Fellow at the University of Bonn and a Visiting Senior Fellow at the London School of Economics since 2010. He is concurrently a Senior Fellow of the Chinese Academy of Fiscal Science, and until recently was also Pao Yu-Kong Professor at Zhejiang University.
At the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for two decades, Ahmad held senior positions in the Fiscal Affairs Department, and during 2009, was Senior Advisor representing Pakistan at the IMF Executive Directors’ Office. Prior to joining the IMF, he served as the Director of the Development Economics Research Programme, STICERD at LSE (1986), and was a member of the Core Team for the World Bank’s World Development Report on Poverty, 1990; and Deputy Director of the Development Economics Research Center at Warwick University (1980-86). He read economics at the University of Cambridge before receiving his Ph.D. from the University of Sussex.