Anders Aslund is the Chairman of CASE Advisory Council, a Senior Fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics and an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University. He examines the economies of Russia, Ukraine, and Eastern Europe, as well as focuses on the broader implications of economic transition. Dr. Aslund worked at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace from 1994 to 2005, first as a Senior Associate and then from 2003 as Director of the Russian and Eurasian Program.
Rym Ayadi is Senior Research Fellow and Head of Research of the Financial Institutions, Prudential Policy and Tax Unit at CEPS. She is the Vice President of the European Financial Inclusion Network (EFIN), a European network that promotes mutual learning on financial inclusion. She is an expert member of several high-level expert groups at the European Commission, external advisor to the European Parliament. Dr. Ayadi’s fields of expertise include financial markets, financial regulation and supervision, crisis management, competition and consumer policy, risk management, European financial consolidation and efficiency, European financial integration, retail financial services and payment systems.
Leszek Balcerowicz is a professor of economics at the Warsaw School of Economics, and chairman of Bruegel, a European think tank in Brussels.
He is also member of the Group of Trustees at the Institute of International Finance; member of the Group of Thirty; member of the board of the Peterson Institute of Economics in Washington, DC; and member of the Scientific Advisory Council at the European Systemic Risk Board; he is founder and chairman of FOR, a free-market think tank based in Warsaw; and member of CASE Supervisory Council.
He was president of the central bank of Poland (2001–7) and served as deputy prime minister (1989–91) and minister of finance of Poland (1997–2000). His awards include the Order of White Eagle—Poland’s highest decoration--twenty-two honorary doctorates in Poland and abroad, and the Friedrich von Hayek Prize awarded in Germany. His main interests are institutions, shocks, and economic growth; the determinants of institutional change; the root causes of the financial crises; and monetary policy and financial regulation after the recent financial crises.
Luca Barbone is CASE President. Until the end of 2010 he worked at the World Bank as the Director for Poverty Reduction, PREM Network. He joined the World Bank in 1988 as an Economist in Latin America and Caribbean Region, and has held a number of positions in the ECA and Africa regions. During 2000-2004, he was the World Bank Director for Ukraine, Moldova and Belarus. Prior to the World Bank, Dr. Barbone worked for the Organization for Cooperation and Development and International Monetary Fund.
Erik Berglöf is Chief Economist and Special Adviser to the President at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). Before joining EBRD he was Director of the Stockholm Institute of Transition Economies and founder and President of the Centre for Economic and Financial Research (CEFIR) in Moscow. Dr. Berglöf is a widely published and internationally respected specialist in the field of transition economics, European integration and financial sector. His focus lies within policy-related issues in transition economies and he has regularly provided advice to national governments and international institutions including the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank.
Alexander Chubrik is a CASE Fellow, Director of the IPM-CASE Research Center in Minsk and since 2007 Deputy Executive Director at CASE Belarus. Mr. Chubrik taught at the Belarusian State University and the European Humanities University in Lithuania. Recently he has been an resident economic advisor and team leader of the "Advisory Service for Macroeconomic Management and Institutional Reform" project for the Ministry of Economic Development of Azerbaijan. His research interests include economic growth, poverty and social inclusion, macroeconomic modeling, applied econometrics and transition economies development.
Fabrizio Coricelli, member of the CASE Advisory Council, is currently Professor of Economics at the Paris School of Economics, Université Paris 1, Panthéon-Sorbonne. Previously, he was Professor at the University of Siena, and has worked at the International Monetary Fund and World Bank. Dr. Coricelli was Economic Advisor at the European Commission in Brussels and Director of Policy Studies at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. He has published extensively on issues related to international economics, economic development, transition and European Integration.
Vittorio Corbo Lioi is a member of the CASE Advisory Council and member of the Management Council of the Fundación Chilena del Pacífico (Chilean Pacific Foundation). Dr. Corbo is a former Governor of the Central Bank of Chile, who held the post from May 2003 until December 2007. In recent years he has been advisor to the World Bank, the IDB and the IMF. He is a recognized authority on macroeconomics, international trade and economic development and economic tightness processes
Daniel Daianu is a CASE Fellow and professor of economics at the National School of Political and Administrative Studies, in Bucharest. He is the former finance minister of Romania (1997-98), former Chief Economist at the National Bank of Romania (1992-97), and a former member of the European Parliament. He has held several research positions including the Woodrow Wilson Center, in Washington, D.C., the NATO Defense College, in Rome and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. He was a professor at the Academy of Economic Studies in Bucharest, the University of California, Berkeley and Los Angeles.
Christian Dreger is Professor at Viadrina University and holds the chair for macroeconomics. Since 2008 he is the head of the Macroanalysis and forecasting department at DIW, German Institute for Economic Research in Berlin. Previously he was senior economist, and deputy head of Macroanalysis and forecasting department DIW. Dr. Dreger’s main research areas are Macroeconometric models, European integration, business cycle analysis and forecasting, paneleconometric and spatial econometric methods.
Itzhak Goldberg is a CASE Fellow and World Bank consultant. He joined the World Bank in 1990, and has been in charge of private sector development programs in the Europe and Central Asia Region: in Azerbaijan, Armenia, Romania, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. He played a pivotal role in the design and implementation of the Privatization Program of the Government of Serbia. Dr. Goldberg has published extensively on topics of innovation and privatization.
Peter Harrold is World Bank Country Director for Central Europe and the Baltic Countries in Europe and Central Asia Region. Mr. Harrold joined the World Bank in 1981 as a Young Professional and since then he held various positions in different regions. Until December 2009, Mr. Harrold was the Director of Operations Services in the Operations Policy and Country Services Vice-Presidency where he was in charge of policies governing all investment lending for the World Bank with the particular focus on reform of the investment lending policy framework, the Implementation Plan for the Governance and Anticorruption Strategy and reform of disclosure policies.
Iraj Hashi is professor of economics and Director of Centre for Research on Emerging Economies at Staffordshire University Business School. He has been actively involved as a consultant/expert and researcher with consultancy and research institutions in the Western Balkans, Czech Republic, Poland, Romania and Russia on projects funded by the European Commission, World Bank, CIPE, USAID and other international agencies.
Peter Holmes is a specialist in European and international economic integration at the University of Sussex. He is interested in the relationship between trade, competition, regulation and technology policy His other recent work includes: EU anti-dumping policy, trade and competition negotiations and dispute settlement at the WTO, EU enlargement and regionalism and the world trade system. Dr. Holmes has conducted studies and produced reports for the European Commission, the British DfID and the World Bank.
Vladimir A. Mau
Vladimir A. Mau is a member of the CASE Advisory Council, the rector of the Academy of Public Economy and a member of the editorial board for Voprosy Ekonomiki (Problems of Economic) journal. Since 1991, Dr. Mau has been involved in the development and implementation of a series of economic reforms in Russia. From 1992-1993 he worked as an advisor to the Russian Prime Minister. From 1997 to 2002 he was the director of the Working Center for Economic Reform of the Russian Government and the Deputy Director of the Institute for the Economy in Transition.
Peter Mihalyi is a Professor of Economics and External Research Fellow at Institute of Economics, Hungarian Academy of Science. In 1983-1993, he served as an international civil servant at the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe in Geneva, preparing comparative economic analyses of East European countries. Since 1993, Dr. Mihalyi has filled a number of important positions in the Government of Hungary. As Deputy Government Commissioner for Privatization, in 1994-1995, he worked with investors and companies in foreign direct investment and privatization transactions. He is full professor and Chair of Finance Department at Pannon University (Veszprém), Hungary. Since 1997, he is Visiting Professor at the Central European University (CEU).
Kalman Mizsei is the Professor at the Central European University. Prior to this he was the Assistant Administrator and Regional Director for Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States of the United Nations Development Program and the EU Special Representative for the Republic of Moldova. Dr. Mizsei has acted as a senior advisor to governments in the transition region on their economic transition and reform as well as on such issues as privatization, debt relief, governance, banking and bankruptcy reform.
Veronika Movchan is an Academic Director, Head of the Center for Economic Studies in Institute for Economic Research and Policy Consulting, Kiev. Her research interests include macroeconomic analysis and forecasting as well as international trade and trade policy. She has worked as research fellow at Stanford University (USA) and the German Institute of Economic Research, Berlin. She was a consultant at the World Bank Resident Mission in Kyiv and the Harvard Institute for International Development (Ukraine).
Wojciech Paczyński is a senior economist, CASE fellow expert and Member of CASE Supervisory Council. He has been an expert and team leader in more than a dozen research, evaluation and advisory projects, leading teams of up to 15 economists from all over the world. He has significantly contributed to CASE strategic development. Mr. Paczyński is a co-author of the 2006 Economic Survey of Poland – responsible for special chapter on human capital formation and chapter on monetary and exchange rate policies. He is a member of the Supervisory Board of CASE-Ukraine, a daughter organization based in Kiev.
Lucio R. Pench is Head of the Fiscal Policy in the Euro Area and EU Unit in the DG for Economic and Financial Affairs of the European Commission. Before holding this position he was in charge of coordination of surveillance of the EU Member States. His earlier assignments include one as adviser in the Group of Policy Advisers reporting to the Commission President. His interests and publications focus on macro-fiscal issues, including in particular the relationship between policies and the EU institutional frameworks.
Jacek Rostowski is a Polish and British economist and academic. He currently serves as the Minister of Finance of the Republic of Poland. In the early 90s Mr. Rostowski advised the Russian Federation on macroeconomic policy. He is one of the co-founders of the CASE - Center for Social and Economic Research. From 1995 he has been Professor of Economics and was the head of the Department of Economics at the Central European University in Budapest. From 2002 to 2004 he worked as Economic Advisor to the National Bank of Poland. He joined the Cabinet of Premier Donald Tusk on 16 November 2007.
Susan Schadler is senior visiting fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), non-resident Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council and member of the CASE Advisory Council. She worked as the Deputy Director of the European Department of the International Monetary Fund, where she led IMF’s teams working with governments in Central and Eastern Europe, Turkey, the UK and Germany. Currently, her projects focus on global governance and institutions for addressing sovereign debt crises and on the topic of international economic governance.
György Surányi is an economist, chief executive officer and chairman of CIB Bank. He was the former president of the Hungarian National Bank and the regional head of Intesa Sanpaolo banking group. During his second tenure as central banker, from 1995, he played a role in the restoration of balance to the Hungarian economy and getting inflation under control. Since 1998 he has been a lecturer at the Central European University.
Pekka Sutela, is a nonresident senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment’s Russia and Eurasia Program and the principal adviser for monetary policy and research at the Bank of Finland. His research focuses on the economies of Eurasia, especially Russia. Dr. Sutela has published several monographs on Soviet and Russian economic affairs.
Jan Svejnar is the Everett E. Berg Professor of Business Administration, Director of the International Policy Center and Professor of Economics and Public Policy at the University of Michigan and a member of the CASE Advisory Council. Dr. Svejnar's research focuses on the determinants and effects of government policies on firms and labour and capital markets; corporate and national governance and performance; and entrepreneurship. He has published widely and serves as advisor to governments and firms in advanced and emerging market economies.
Istvan Pal Szekely
Istvan Pal Szekely is director of the directorate of Economies of the member states III at the Directorate General for Economic and Financial Affairs at the European Commission, ECFIN. Prior to joining the European Commission, Dr. Szekely worked at the Corvinus University in Budapest, where he is currently an honorary Associate Professor, the University of Bonn, the UN Secretariat in New York, and the National Bank of Hungary. From 1999 until 2008 he acted as the deputy division chief in the European I Department at the International Monetary Fund in Washington, DC. He has a number of academic publications, including several books.
Dusan Vujovic is Professor at Faculty of Economics, Finance and Administration at the University Singidunum, Belgrade and Director of the FEFA Centre for Advancement of Competitiveness. He is an affiliate MOC faculty member of the Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness of the Harvard Business School, USA.. Dr. Vujovic past career includes various positions at the World Bank, such as Country Manager for Ukraine, and Co-Director of the Joint Vienna Comprehensive program for government officials from the Former Soviet Union, Central and Eastern Europe. Authored and co-authored a number of publications on macroeconomic policy, development, institutional reform and transition issues.
Jan Wouters is professor of International Law and International Organizations, Jean Monnet Chair ad personam EU and Global Governance, and Director of the Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies and the Institute for International Law at the University of Leuven, Belgium. He is President of the Flemish Foreign Affairs Council, which advises the Flemish Government, and practices law as Of Counsel at Linklaters, Brussels. He taught at the Universities of Antwerp and Maastricht, was Visiting Professor at Liège and Kyushu University and Référendaire at the European Court of Justice (1991-1994).
Luc de Wulf
Luc de Wulf is a CASE Fellow. Before joining CASE in 2008 he worked at the Fiscal Affairs and the Asian Department of the International Monetary Fund and then in the African and MENA regions of the World Bank as macroeconomist with a focus on fiscal and trade issues. Since 2000, Dr. De Wulf worked as consultant with the International Trade Department and WBI. In that capacity he managed the Diagnostic Trade Integration Studies for Mauritania and Senegal, and supported a variety of customs modernization initiatives financed by the World Bank and other bilateral development agencies.
Canan Yildirim is a CASE Fellow and assistant professor at the Kadir Has University in Department of International Finance. She teaches financial management and corporate finance courses at undergraduate and graduate levels. Prior to this position, Dr. Yildirim worked in academia in the UK, the Netherlands and Mexico. Her current research focuses on the performance evaluation in banking firms, foreign bank entry in emerging markets, and corporate governance.
Juan Zalduendo is Lead Economist at the Office of the Chief Economist of the Europe and Central Asia Region of the World Bank, which he joined in mid-2008. Prior to joining the World Bank, Dr. Zalduendo was in charge of a division at the IMF that reviewed the institution’s policies and experience with IMF-supported programs (2003-08). He also has extensive operational experience as task manager of lending operations at the World Bank (1996-2000) and on stand-by arrangements at the IMF (2000-03). Mr. Zalduendo is the author of World Bank and IMF publications as well as articles in professional journals.