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Leonor Coutinho

Leonor Coutinho is Deputy Head of Unit at the European Commission, DG Economics and Finance, dealing with the macroeconomics of the euro area, monetary policy and euro convergence. Previously was a senior researcher in economics at Europrism (Cyprus) and a Special Scientist at the University of Cyprus, remaining a member of the expert panel of the Euro-Mediterranean Economists Association (EMEA). Holds a Ph.D. from the European University Institute (Florence). Her research interests include international economics, fiscal and monetary policy and economic convergence. Has been engaged in a number of research projects, including projects financed by the EU and by the Cyprus Research Foundation.

Has published in professional journals, including the Journal of International Money and Finance, Economic Modelling, the Open Economies Review, the Review of Economic Surveys, and International Finance as well as in the European Commissions’ Quarterly Report on the Euro Area (QREA). Previously a research fellow of the Portuguese Science Foundation, at Georgetown University (Washington D.C.). Was also a Marie Currie Research Fellow at the Centre for European Policy Studies (Brussels), and worked also for the World Bank.

Areas of Expertise: Macroeconomics of the euro area, Monetary Policy and Euro Convergence.