Jorge A Chan-Lau is senior economist at the International Monetary Fund. His research and applied work focus on asset allocation, financial regulation, and risk analysis, and aims to integrate modern analytical techniques in macro-financial analysis. He authored the book Systemic Risk Assessment and Oversight (Risk Books, 2nd edition) and has published widely in professional journals. He has been an advisor on risk analytics to central banks including the Bank of Canada, the Central Bank of Chile, Bank Negara Malaysia, and the South Africa Reserve Bank, and to the banking supervisory agencies in Chile and Peru. He also worked at the Structured Products Department at the International Finance Corporation, World Bank Group, where he managed a pilot local currency loan portfolio; was a Research Professor at Universidad de los Andes, Colombia; and was a staff engineer at the Earthquake Engineering Laboratory at Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú. He holds a PhD and an MPhil in finance and economics from the Graduate School of Business, Columbia University, a M.S. in Analytics (computational concentration) from the Georgia Institute of Technology, and a BSc in civil engineering, summa cum laude, from Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú.