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Fotiou, Alexandra


International Monetary Fund, United States



Max Weber alumnus

Department of Economics

Cohort(s): 2017/2018, 2018/2019

Ph.D. Institution

Bocconi University , Italy


Alexandra Fotiou was born in Athens, Greece. She is an applied econometrician with an interest in Macroeconomic issues.
She holds a BSc in Statistics from Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB). In 2011, she earned her MSc in Economic Theory from AUEB.  She conducted her PhD in Economics and Finance at Bocconi University under the supervision of Carlo Favero and she expects to graduate in 2017. During her PhD studies, she held two research positions, as a PhD Trainee, at the European Central Bank and at the European Investment Bank.
Her broader research interests fall within the fields of Macroeconomics and Econometrics, with a keen focus on fiscal and monetary policy applications. Her PhD thesis examines policy-relevant questions related to the fiscal austerity debate and the issue of fiscal sustainability.  At the same time, she makes an econometric point regarding the use of the local projections approach in non-linear environments.
Her research agenda includes work on fiscal spillovers effects (Global-VARs) and the study of monetary and fiscal policy under model-uncertainty.
During her graduate studies, as a teaching assistant, she taught Macroeconomics at the undergraduate level and an advanced course which included topics in game theory, behavioral economics and experiments.
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