Mr. W. Raphael Lam is IMF Deputy Resident Representative in China. He co-manages the office by providing policy advice and coordinating IMF-China technical assistance and capacity development. Previously, he worked in the European Department, Finance Department, and the Asia and Pacific Department. He participated in the IMF’s lending program to Iceland during the global financial crisis and Japan’s Financial Sector Assessment Program, and was involved in IMF regional surveillance in Asia. He has written research papers on a wide range of issues on China, including real estate, the labor market, local government finances, and state-owned enterprise reform.
W. Raphael Lam