Katsiaryna Svirydzenka is Assistant to the Director of the Asia and Pacific Department. Previously she worked as economist in the Asia and Pacific Regional Studies Division and prior to that, in the Emerging Markets Division of the Strategy, Policy, and Review Department. She worked with India, Russia, Malaysia, Serbia, Mongolia, Solomon Islands. Her research interests include financial cycles and spillovers, network […]
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James Roaf is an Assistant Director in the Fiscal Affairs Department of the IMF. He has recently taken on the new role of Climate Change Policy Coordinator, overseeing a team of dedicated experts and a rapidly expanding work agenda on fiscal policies to address climate change. Previous IMF assignments have included mission chief for Russia and for Serbia, the policy […]
The opening up of Eastern Europe to the rest of the world in the early 1990s brought about tremendous benefits. The inflow of capital and innovation has led to […]
Natalija Novta is an Economist at the IMF’s Research Department, where she works on the World Economic Outlook. She previously worked in the Western Hemisphere and the Fiscal Affairs Departments. Before joining the Fund, she worked at the Fiscal Council of Serbia, the Serbian Ministry of Finance, and the National Bureau of Economic Research. She holds a PhD […]
Building a Camaraderie of Central Bankers: How Monetary Policymakers in the Caucasus and Central Asia Can Learn From Each Other
By Min Zhu
The world’s central bankers are certainly in the news these days. Not a week goes by without the Fed, the European Central Bank or the Bank of Japan taking big and often unprecedented actions to fight deflation, preserve financial stability, or address mediocre growth. We tend […]
Central, Eastern, and South-Eastern Europe: Safeguarding the Recovery as the Global Liquidity Tide Recedes
(Version in Türk)
Growth is gathering momentum in most of Central, Eastern, and South-Eastern Europe (CESEE) in the wake of the recovery in the euro area. Excluding the largest economies—Russia and Turkey—the IMF’s latest Regional Economic Issues report projects the region to grow 2.3 percent in 2014, […]
By Ajai Chopra
Europe’s economic and financial integration has been a tremendous success, but the region is now under great stress. As the global economic crisis has shown, the flipside of Europe’s successful integration has been a synchronized economic downturn and complex financial spillovers between countries.
For those of us involved in providing financing and policy advice to emerging Europe, it quickly became apparent that the official sector […]