Anca Maria Podpiera




Anca Maria Podpiera is a consultant with the Financial and Private Sector Development, Europe and Central Asia working on institutional structures of financial sector supervision, macroprudential stress-testing practices, and financial consumer protection. Previously, she was a Research Analyst in the WDR 2014 team. Prior to joining the Bank, Anca worked for the Czech National Bank, where she produced research on monetary policy transmission mechanism, competition, and efficiency of the banking sector. She holds a PhD in Economics from the Center for Economic Research and Graduate Education, Prague.

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Jan 18th 2016

Risks are a part of our everyday lives. Losses from risks and missed opportunities affect everyone. In the last two decades the world has experienced international integration, technological innovation, and economic reform, but also financial turbulence and environmental damage. The fear of loss can prevent people from pursuing development opportunities, leaving many poor people trapped in poverty. However, societies that successfully adapt to risks can make dramatic gains in their living standards.

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