Oya Celasun

Assistant Director, European Department, International Monetary Fund

Oya Celasun is Assistant Director in the European Department and leads the surveillance of the German economy. She was previously chief of the World Economic Studies and Multilateral Surveillance Divisions of the IMF’s Research Department (during 2015-19 and 2020-21, respectively), the IMF’s Mission Chief for Uruguay (2013-14), and Economist and Deputy Chief on the United States and Canada teams (2008-12). She has published numerous academic and policy papers on public debt sustainability, sovereign risk and corporate debt, inflation in emerging market economies, and the costs of unpredictable aid flows in low-income countries.

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