Piroska Nagy-Mohacsi

Programme Director, Institute For Global Affairs at London School Of Economics And Political Science

Piroska is Programme Director in the Institute For Global Affairs at the London School of Economics (LSE) since September 2015.  She is responsible for various global policy initiatives and for setting up the Institute’s Eurasia centre and INet hub. Previously she was Director at the Office of the Chief Economist of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), overseeing the EBRD’s strategic directions in Emerging Europe, Central Asia and North Africa as well as key policy initiatives such as local capital market development, food security, health and climate change. She was also responsible for the EBRD’s economic forecast exercise and co-led the Vienna Initiative, a public-private crisis management and coordination platform in emerging Europe, and headed its Secretariat. Prior to EBRD, Piroska worked for the International Monetary Fund (IMF) between 1986 and 2008, with surveillance and policy advice and program responsibilities in Europe, Africa and Asia. While on leave from the IMF, she was lecturer at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 1996/97 and also worked at Fitch Ratings as Senior Adviser in 2003/4, covering Europe. She has published in the area of euro adoption in emerging Europe; financial stability issues; and fiscal policy reform, and she is the author of the book The Meltdown of the Russian State (Edgar Elgar, 2000).