Christopher Loewald

Profile Type: Board Member

ERSA department: Board

Title / Position: Director

Chris is the Head of the Economic Research Department at the South African Reserve Bank, responsible for forecasting, global economic analysis, and the writing of the Monetary Policy Review. He is a member of the SARB’s Monetary Policy Committee and Financial Stability Committee.

From 2006 to 2011 he was the Deputy Director-General for Economic Policy in the National Treasury and worked extensively on economic growth and governance, including contributions to the Growth Commission of the World Bank, the Committee on IMF Governance Reform (2009), and the development of the country’s relationship with the OECD.
He co-founded and is a Director of Economic Research Southern Africa (ERSA), a non-profit institute that supports and finances academic research in economics.
Chris studied political science, history and economics at Middlebury College (BA), the London School of Economics, and Johns Hopkins SAIS (MA and PhDs in International Economics and European Studies) in Bologna and the United States.