Lev Ratnovski

15+ years at the International Monetary Fund, the European Central Bank, and the Bank of England. Expert in the financial sector, macroeconomic policies, adjustment programs, central banking, and crisis management. Country experience: Canada, China, Euro Area, Ireland, Korea, Mongolia, Portugal, Spain, Ukraine, UK, and USA. Multiple applied and academic publications.


  • IMF, Euro Area Desk, 2021-

  • ECB, Lead Economist, DG-Research, 2018-2021;

  • IMF, Senior Economist, Research Dept., 2010-2018;

  • IMF, United States and Canada Desk, 2008-2010;

  • Bank of England, 2006-2008;

  • PhD, University of Amsterdam, 2008.


Working papers

Policy papers

Other policy work

Conferences and seminars; honors

Short Bio

  • Lev Ratnovski is Senior Desk for the Euro Area at the International Monetary Fund. Previously, he was Lead Economist at the European Central Bank DG-Research and Senior Economist at the IMF Research Department, where he worked on a wide range of countries and policy areas. Mr. Ratnovski has published extensively, including in the Review of Financial Studies, Review of Finance, and Journal of Financial Intermediation. Mr. Ratnovski started his career at the Bank of England after receiving his Ph.D. from the University of Amsterdam.