Sonali Jain-Chandra

Division Chief and Mission Chief for China
International Monetary Fund


Sonali Jain-Chandra is Division Chief and Mission Chief for China at the International Monetary Fund’s Asia and Pacific Department. She has wide-ranging country experience at the IMF, having worked on China, India, Hong Kong SAR, Korea, Indonesia, Ethiopia, Cambodia, Nepal and Bhutan. She was also a member of the Regional Studies Division, and has authored many chapters of the IMF publication, Regional Economic Outlook. She previously worked in the IMF’s Strategy, Policy, and Review Department on vulnerabilities in emerging markets and advanced economies. Ms. Jain-Chandra’s research interests and publications have mainly focused on labor markets, capital flows, international banking linkages, and financial inclusion and deepening. She holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Columbia University, a B.A. and M.A. in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from Oxford University, and a B.A. in Economics from Lady Shri Ram College, University of Delhi.