Adina Popescu

Adina Popescu is an Economist in the European & Middle Eastern Division of the IMF’s Institute for Capacity Development. At the Fund, Adina previously worked in the European Department on assignments in both program and surveillance countries. Prior to joining the IMF, she was an economist for the European Central Bank, working on monetary policy implementation, strategy and research. Her research interests cover various topics in applied and quantitative macroeconomics, as well as Bayesian and frequentist econometrics. Adina holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the London Business School with a thesis on optimal government spending. Adina is a national of Romania.
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Financial Programming and Policies, Part 2: Program Design (edX)

Learn how to forecast macroeconomic accounts and design an economic program for a case study country. In this macroeconomics course, you will improve your skills in macroeconomic policy analysis and learn to design an economic and financial program, using real economic data. The financial programming exercise simulates what IMF [...]

Macroeconomic Forecasting (edX)

Learn how to create and assess forecasting models to predict macroeconomic variables such as inflation and economic growth. In this macroeconomics course, you will learn to predict macroeconomic variables such as inflation, growth or consumption, and to create statistical models in economics and use them to predict responses to [...]

Debt Sustainability Analysis (edX)

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Debt Sustainability Analysis (edX)
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What are the tools to assess debt sustainability? How can countries effectively manage their sovereign debt? To answer these questions, this course combines theory with hands-on exercises. What causes a country’s debt to become unsustainable? How do we assess debt sustainability of public and external debt? How can countries [...]