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John Ralyea

2020-10-14T08:03:05-04:00April 5, 2019|

John Ralyea is a Senior Economist in the IMF’s Fiscal Affairs Department. Previously, he worked in the IMF’s European department, with stints on the Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Spain teams, and in the Finance department. He has conducted research related to fiscal risks including state-owned enterprises, public pensions, and fiscal rules. Prior to joining the IMF, John worked for […]

Maike B. Luedersen

2020-01-08T14:21:12-05:00December 13, 2018|

Maike B. Luedersen is Senior Counsel in the IMF Legal Department and specializes in banking and financial crisis management. She has been involved in the European reform discussions on risk reduction measures while on secondment to the ECB in 2014-2017. During the global financial crisis, she advised on financial stability measures, deposit insurance, and bank resolution frameworks in Ireland, Germany, and Hungary. Modernizing the […]

Chart of the Week: Global House Prices—Where Is the Boom?

2019-03-26T09:29:06-04:00March 27, 2017|

By IMFBlog

Versions in عربي (Arabic), 中文 (Chinese), Français (French), Русский (Russian), and Español (Spanish)

While house prices around the world have rebounded over the last four years, a closer look reveals that this uptick is dependent on three things: location, location, location.

The IMF’s Global House Price Index—an average of real house prices across countries—has been rising for the past four years. However, house prices are […]

Daria Zakharova

2017-04-22T14:14:54-04:00June 15, 2016|

Daria Zakharova-personalpicDaria Zakharova heads the Poland-Baltics Unit in the IMF’s European Department, and is Mission Chief for Poland. She previously led missions to Slovenia, Iceland, and Slovakia. Her research interests span a broad range of issues, including economic growth, fiscal and monetary policy and institutions, and capital flow management. She holds a PhD in Economics from the University of […]

Andreas (Andy) Jobst

2021-03-22T15:30:18-04:00May 5, 2015|

Andy Jobst

Andreas (Andy) Jobst is a senior economist in the IMF’s European Department, where he covers the financial sector, monetary policy, climate policy, and macroprudential surveillance for the Euro Area. Previously, he held desk appointments for India, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Switzerland, and the Slovak Republic. Mr. Jobst also served as one of the main authors of the Global […]

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