Biography


Sophia Chen is Economist in the Research Department of the International Monetary Fund. She was Economist in the European Department from 2015 to 2016. 

Her research focuses on three areas: (1) macro-financial linkages and financial intermediary, (2) corporate finance, and (3) intangible assets and R&D tax policy. 

At the IMF, she contributes to monetary and financial sector policy analysis. She develops and maintains analytical tools for macro-financial surveillance, corporate vulnerability, and early warning exercise. She also reviews IMF operations in Cyprus and Greece. Previously as Economist on Cyprus in the European Department, she was responsible for the assessment of the country's macro and financial development, the review of banking sector policies, and the development of flow of funds account. 

Ms. Chen received her Ph.D. and M.A. in economics from the University of Michigan. She holds an M.L.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, and a B.Arch. from Tsinghua University.