Klodiana Istrefi

Research Economist, Banque de France

Klodiana Istrefi is a Research Economist at the Monetary and Financial Analysis Division at the Banque de France. She holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Goethe University Frankfurt, a MSc in Economics and Psychology at Paris1, Pantheon-Sorbonne University and a MSc in European Economic Studies at Tirana University. Prior to the current position and her PhD studies, she was a Senior Economist at the Research Department of the Bank of Albania. She has also worked at the Institute for Monetary and Financial Stability (IMFS) and Center for Financial Studies (CFS) in Frankfurt. 

Istrefi’s research interests are monetary economics, international economics, applied macroeconomics and behavioral economics. Her current work focuses on studying the macroeconomic effects of uncertainty. Particularly, she is interested in building measures of uncertainty as perceived by market participants with respect to monetary policy (i.e. subjective interest rate uncertainty, perceived policy preferences) stemming from surveys or narrative approaches and studying their effect on the economy. 

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  • 17 - 18 August 2019 / Peking University, Beijing / Chinese University of Hong Kong – Tsinghua University Joint Research Center for Chinese Economy, the Institute for Emerging Market Studies at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, the Guanghua School of Management at Peking University, the Stanford Center on Global Poverty and Development at Stanford University, the School of Economics and Management at Tsinghua University, BREAD, NBER and CEPR
  • 19 - 20 August 2019 / Vienna, Palais Coburg / WU Research Institute for Capital Markets (ISK)
  • 29 - 30 August 2019 / Galatina, Italy /
  • 4 - 5 September 2019 / Roma Eventi, Congress Center, Pontificia Università Gregoriana Piazza della Pilotta, 4, Rome, Italy / European Center of Sustainable Development , CIT University
  • 9 - 14 September 2019 / Guildford, Surrey, UK / The University of Surrey