Leonor Coutinho is an economic analyst at the European Commission, DG Economics and Finance, dealing with the surveillance of Macroeconomic Imbalances. 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, DSGE modelling, macroeconomic imbalances, fiscal and monetary policy. 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 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.