Active Participants

Knut Are Aastveit

Norges Bank

Knut Are Aastveit is the Deputy Director of Norges Bank Research. He is also affiliated with CAMP at BI Norwegian Business School and an associate editor of the Journal of Applied Econometrics.

His research focus on empirical macroeconomics and time series. Special interests include forecasting, Bayesian econometrics, commodity prices, business cycles, housing market and monetary policy.

Gara Afonso

Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Hassan Afrouzi

University of Texas at Austin

Maximilian Ahrens

University of Oxford

Max Ahrens is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Oxford University, specialising in machine learning and natural language processing (NLP) for economics. He also is a Co-Principal Investigator at the Alan Turning Institute for his research grant on Narrative Detection & Analysis. Max is the founder and chair of the conference on NLP for Social Data Science (NLP SoDaS). Prior to his doctoral studies, Max obtained an MPhil in Economics from Oxford University and worked at McKinsey and the ECB.

Ozge Akinci

Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Ugo Albertazzi

European Central Bank

Gene Ambrocio

Bank of Finland

Mary Amiti

Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Sriya Anbil

Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Philippe Andrade

Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

Nikoleta Anesti

Bank of England

Kai Arvai

Banque de France

Kai Arvai is a research economist at the Banque de France since Septemeber 2021. He holds a PhD from the University of Bonn.

He does research in diverse fields of macroeconomics:

Technology and Innovation: Impact on Inequality, Direction of Technological change, Technology adoption.

International Macro: Optimal policies in a currency union, optimal exchange rate arrangements, Rise of Dominant Currencies.

Guido Ascari

De Nederlandsche Bank and University of Pavia

Sina Asshoff

University of Duisburg-Essen

Dilan Aydin Yakut

Central Bank of Ireland & University of Bologn

Saleem Bahaj

UCL and Bank of England

Benedikt Ballensiefen

University of St. Gallen and World Bank Group

I am a financial economist from the World Bank Group who graduated from the University of St. Gallen / Swiss Finance Institute. My primary research interests are asset pricing, monetary policy, and market microstructure.

Matthew Baron

Cornell University

Santiago Bazdresch

Banco de México

Katharina Bergant

International Monetary Fund

Katharina is an economist in the Macro Financial division of the Research Department at the International Monetary Fund.

Huixin Bi

Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City

Nina Biljanovska

International Monetary Fund

Nina Biljanovska is an Economist in the Macro-Financial Division of the Research Department. Nina's expertise and research interests lie in the field of macroprudential regulation and real estate markets. Recently, her work has focused on studying the long-run effects of the pandemic on real estate markets and the effectiveness of macroprudential regulation on macroeconomic aggregates and across the income distribution. She holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Goethe University Frankfurt.

Paola Boel

Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland

Dennis Bonam

De Nederlandsche Bank

Diana Bonfim

Banco de Portugal, ECB and Católica Lisbon

Pablo Cuba Borda

Federal Reserve Board of Governors

Olga Briukhova

University of Zurich

Matias Ossandon Busch

Center for Latin American Monetary Studies – CEMLA

Shira Buzaglo-Baris

Bank of Israel

A research economist at the monetary division at the Bank of Israel research department.
Interested in topics regarding labor market, inequality, wage and inflation.

David Byrne

Central Bank of Ireland

Santiago Camara

Northwestern University

Laura Castillo Martinez

Duke University

Paolo Cavallino

Bank for International Settlements

Joyce Chang

JPMorgan Chase

James Chapman

Bank of Canada

Dmitry Chebotarev

Indiana University Bloomington

Fernando Cirelli

New York University / Columbia SIPA

Aoife Claire

SAFE and Goethe University Frankfurt

Gabriela Conde

International Monetary Fund

Adam Copeland

Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Emmanuel Dhyne

National Bank of Belgium

Virginia di Nino

European Central Bank

Principal Economist at the ECB since 2016. Before Banca d'Italia 2007-2016. Ph.D. in International Trade from the Graduate Institute, Geneva. Research interests: consumers expectations, international trade and integration processes, with a focus on the exchange rates regimes, firm export performance and the structure of commodity mkts and commodity pricing.

William Diamond

Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

Alexander Dietrich

Danmarks Nationalbank

I am a research economist in the Research Unit of Danmarks Nationalbank, interested in monetary economics, household expectations, and survey methods.
My current research topics include inflation expectations and implications of climate change for monetary policy.
I hold a PhD degree in economics from the University of Tuebingen.

Taeyoung Doh

Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City

Cynthia Doniger

Federal Reserve Board

Thomas Drechsel

University of Maryland

Thomas Drechsel is a macroeconomist and Assistant Professor at the Economics Department of the University of Maryland. His research focuses on credit frictions in business cycles, various aspects of monetary policy, the role of commodities for emerging market economies, as well as real-time monitoring of macroeconomic activity. His work has been published in leading journals such as the Review of Economic Studies, AEJ:Macroeconomics and the Journal of Finance.

Mathias Drehmann

Bank for International Settlements

Michaela Elfsbacka Schmöller

Bank of Finland

I work as a Research Economist at the Bank of Finland Research Unit.

My main research interests are monetary and fiscal policy, business cycles, productivity and growth

Ragnar Enger Juelsrud

Norges Bank

Amina Enkhbold

Bank of Canada

Egemen Eren

Bank for International Settlements

Vania Esady

Bank of England

Salih Fendoglu

International Monetary Fund

Clodomiro Ferreira

Bank of Spain

Paul Fontanier

Yale School of Management

Martina Fraschini

University of Luxembourg

Jon Frost

Bank for International Settlements

Joshua Frost

United States Treasury

Mishel Ghassibe


Mishel Ghassibe is a Junior Researcher at Centre de Recerca en Economia Internacional (CREi) and Affiliated Professor at the Barcelona School of Economics (BSE). He obtained his PhD from the University of Oxford in 2022, with the Edgeworth prize for best doctoral thesis. Mishel’s research interests are in macroeconomics, with a particular focus on production networks, firm heterogeneity and goods market frictions for monetary and fiscal policies.

Julian Giovanni

Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Linda S. Goldberg

Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Sebastian Graves

Federal Reserve Board

Alex Grimaud

Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien & TU Wien

I am an Assistant Professor (non-tenure track) in economics at the Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien (The Vienna University of Economics and Business). I am also a research fellow at the Institute of Statistics and Mathematical Methods in Economics at TU Wien.

In 2021, I graduated with a joint PhD in Economics at the Center for Non-Linear Dynamics in Economics and Finance at University of Amsterdam and at the Complexity Lab in Economics at Catholic University of Milan.

Pablo Guerron-Quintana

Boston College

Rafael Guntin

University of Rochester

Neha Gupta

Cornell University

Ina Hajdini

Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland

Martín Harding

Bank of Canada

Rodrigo Heresi

Inter-American Development Bank

Rodrigo Heresi is an economist at the Research Department of the Inter-American Development Bank in Washington, DC. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Maryland and an M.A. in Economics from Universidad de Chile. Before the Ph.D., he worked as a research analyst at the Macroeconomic Analysis Division of the Central Bank of Chile.

Sean Higgins

Northwestern University

Kazuhiro Hiraki

Institute for Monetary and Economic Studies, Bank of Japan

Peter Hoffmann

European Central Bank

Gee Hee Hong

International Monetary Fund

Christian Höynck

Bank of Italy

Xitong Hui

London School of Economics

Dr. In Do Hwang

Bank of Korea

Björn Imbierowicz

Deutsche Bundesbank

Björn Imbierowicz is Economist in the Research Center of the Deutsche Bundesbank, the Program Chair-Elect of the International Banking, Economics, and Finance Association, and Advisor to the Eurosystem Research Network “Challenges for Monetary Policy Transmission in a Changing World” (ChaMP).

Miguel Iraola

Miami Herbert Business School