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Elina Ribakova

Deputy Chief Economist

Elina joined the IIF from Bruegel in Brussels where she was a visiting fellow conducting research in the areas of economic security, use of euro and global financial markets, as well Russia’s economic and geopolitical developments, including relationships with the US, Europe and the Middle East. Prior to that, she served as the Head of EEMEA Research, Managing Director at Deutsche Bank in London.

She has held many other senior level positions such as Senior Economist at Amundi (Pioneer) Asset Management; Chief Economist at Avantium Investment Management; Chief Economist Russia/CIS and Global Cross-country Themes at Citigroup; just to name a few, throughout her career.

Elina started her career at the IMF, Washington DC, where she worked for 9 years. She also taught graduate and undergraduate courses in international macroeconomics at the Stockholm school of Economics, the Higher School of Economics in Moscow, and gave guest lectures at the London School of Economics, New Economic School in Moscow and Chicago Booth in London.


Elina received her Master’s in Economics from University of Warwick in the United Kingdom, funded by Chevening Scholarship, and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Business Administration from Stockholm School of Economics, funded by a Swedish Government Scholarship.

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