Coats retired from the International Monetary Fund in 2003 as assistant
director of the Monetary and Financial Systems Department, where he
lead technical assistance missions to central banks in more than 20
countries. He was a director of the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority
from 2003 - 2010 and is currently Senior Monetary Policy Advisor to the
Central Bank of Afghanistan, Iraq and Kenya for the IMF and an advisor
to the Bank of South Sudan for Deloitte. His most recent book, “One Currency for Bosnia: Creating the Central Bank of Bosnia and Herzegovina,” was published in November 2007.
has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California,
Berkeley, and a PhD in economics from the University of Chicago. He
lives in Bethesda, Maryland.