Lev Ratnovski

15+ years at the International Monetary Fund, the European Central Bank, and the Bank of England. Country experience: Canada, China, Euro Area, Ireland, Korea, Mongolia, Portugal, Spain, Ukraine, UK, USA. Multiple policy papers and publications.

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  • IMF, Euro Area Desk, 2021-

  • ECB, Lead Economist, 2018-2021;

  • IMF, Sr. Economist, Research, 2010-2018;

  • IMF, USA and Canada Desk, 2008-2010;

  • Bank of England, 2006-2008;

  • PhD, University of Amsterdam, 2008.


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 and Senior Economist at the IMF Research Department. Mr. Ratnovski has published in the Journal of Monetary Economics and the Review of Financial Studies. Mr. Ratnovski started his career at the Bank of England after receiving his Ph.D. from the University of Amsterdam.