Narcissa Balta

Visiting Economist, IMF (seconded from European Commission, DG ECFIN)

Narcissa Balta is an economist in the Debt Policy Division of the IMF’s Strategy, Policy, and Review Department. Her work focuses on debt sustainability frameworks for advanced economies and sovereign debt crisis resolution problems. Prior to the IMF, Narcissa was Deputy Head of Unit Macroeconomy of the Euro Area at the European Commission, Directorate General for Economic and Financial Affairs, which she joined in 2008. Much of her work covered issues related to the euro area financial and sovereign debt crises, and the economic adjustment programme for Portugal. Narcissa has also been part of the research team of Bruegel, the Brussels-based economic think tank, between 2005-08. 

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CEPR Policy Research


  • 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