Alex Pienkowski

Senior Economist at International Monetary Fund

Alex Pienkowski is a Senior Economist at the International Monetary Fund, and has worked there since 2014. His work focuses on sovereign debt issues, in particular the resolution architecture for debt crises, the costs and benefits of state-contingent debt and the propagation of shocks during crises. He has worked on a range of countries including Turkey, Portugal, Argentina, Madagascar and Montenegro. Prior to the IMF, Alex worked for the Bank of England for five years. He specialised in international issues in both the financial stability and monetary analysis departments of the Bank. Much of his time involved working on the euro area sovereign debt crisis. Alex was also an ODI Fellow in Malawi between 2007-09.