Lev Ratnovski

15 years at IMF, ECB, BOE. Expertise in the financial sector, macro adjustment, central banking, and crisis management. Country experience: Canada, China, Euro Area, Ireland, Korea, Mongolia, Portugal, Spain, Ukraine, UK, and U.S. 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 a Senior Economist at IMF Research Department. Mr. Ratnovski's country work experience includes Canada, China, Euro Area, Korea, Mongolia, Ireland, Spain, Portugal, Ukraine, UK, and the USA. He has published in the Review of Financial Studies, Review of Finance, and Journal of Financial Intermediation, among other journals. Mr. Ratnovski started his career at the Bank of England after receiving his Ph.D. from the University of Amsterdam.