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Mark Sobel

Mexico Institute

Economics and Globalization
Trade and Development
United States
Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Monetary and Financial Policy, US Department of the Treasury

Mark Sobel is Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Monetary and Financial Policy in the U.S. Treasury Department.  In this capacity, Mr. Sobel advises senior Treasury officials on a range of issues: coordinating the Department's participation in the G-7/20, overseeing U.S. positions on financial and institutional policies in the IMF, providing analyses on U.S. balance of payments developments, managing the Exchange Stabilization Fund, developing foreign exchange policy and formulating international banking and securities market policies.  In this latter regard, he oversees technical level discussions between the US and the European Commission in the context of the Financial Market and Regulatory Dialogue and leads the Department's preparations for the Financial Stability Board. 

Mr. Sobel has worked at the Department for over three decades.  Prior to assuming his current position in 2000, Mr. Sobel served, inter alia, in the U.S. office at the IMF, and was Director of the Department's International Monetary Policy and Transition Economy offices.  

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