Renu Kohli



Renu Kohli is a New-Delhi based economist with long experience as policy practitioner and researcher. An independent consultant and academic researcher, she is also a frequent Oped contributor, short-term expert for IMF’s macro-diagnostics and financial programming & policies programs, as well as independent director of a non-bank financial company. She has worked with the RBI, the IMF, and several thinktanks including, most recently, the Institute of Economic Growth (to Sept. 2021). Besides multidimensional exposure to central banking for over 20 years, macro-surveillance and Article IV mission engagements at the IMF, she has led many research projects on macro-financial sector issues, published widely in peer-reviewed journals such as the Review of Development Economics, Journal of Asian Economics, Journal of Development Studies, etc., and authored India’s Experience with Capital Account Liberalization (Oxford University Press). Her recent research work has focused on the macroeconomic aspects of net zero (India-focus), demonetization, and the crucial role of forex reserves in EMEs. She is also a delegate at the Women20, and been actively involved in drafting the women’s empowerment agenda for the G20 (“Gender and Growth” initiative, Chatham House, 2016-2017).