Robert Kahn is a Senior Advisor with International Capital Strategies. Dr. Kahn is an economist and consultant with extensive experience in both the public and private sectors. His expertise includes macroeconomic and central bank policy, finance, and crisis resolution. He is an adjunct professor at American University in the School of International Service. Formerly, Dr. Kahn was a Senior Fellow at the Council of Foreign Relations, where he wrote extensively on global macroeconomic policies, sanctions, and debt policy. Before that, he was a Strategist with Moore Capital Management, where his portfolio spanned Group of Seven (G7) monetary and fiscal policy, regulatory reform, debt policy and debt workouts, and the crisis in Europe.
Kahn has held senior staff positions at the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF). In the later role, he was a member of the IMF team that worked closely with Korean authorities in 1997–1998 to develop a system for comprehensive monitoring and reporting of external debt and reserves, and subsequently was involved in development of the Fund's policy for private sector involvement in crisis resolution.
Kahn also has held various senior-level positions at Citigroup and was Managing Director and head of the Sovereign Advisory Group. He served as the Director of the Office of Industrial Nations at the U.S. Treasury, was a Senior Economist at the Council of Economic Advisers, and held staff positions at the Federal Reserve Board. Dr. Kahn received his BA from the University of Chicago and his PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.