Egon Zakrajšek

Senior Adviser, Bank for International Settlements; CEPR Research Fellow

Egon Zakrajšek is a Senior Adviser in the Monetary and Economic Department at the Bank for International Settlements (BIS). A native of Slovenia, he joined the BIS in August 2019 after nearly 25 years with the US Federal Reserve System. After receiving a PhD in economics from New York University, Egon started his career in the research department of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and later joined the division of Monetary Affairs at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System in Washington DC, where he held a succession of senior executive roles, most recently as a Senior Adviser. His research on the role of financial factors in economic fluctuations has been published in leading academic journals, including the American Economic Review and the Quarterly Journal of Economics. Egon is a CEPR Research Fellow, a Research Fellow at the Centre for Finance, Credit and Macroeconomics at the University of Nottingham and serves as the editor of the BIS Working Papers series. In addition to his extensive policy experience, he has also taught economics at Columbia University and Johns Hopkins University.

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