Miranda Xafa is a CIGI Senior Fellow. She is also chief executive officer of E.F. Consulting, an Athens-based advisory firm focusing on euro zone economic and financial issues. At CIGI, Miranda focuses on sovereign debt crises and drawing lessons from the Greek debt restructuring for future debt crises. From 2004 to 2009, she served as a member of the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund in Washington, D.C., where she had previously worked as a staff member. Miranda served as chief economic adviser to Greek Prime Minister Konstantinos Mitsotakis, from 1991 to 1993. From 1994 to 2003, she was a financial market analyst and senior expert at Salomon Brothers/Citigroup in London. Miranda holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania and has taught economics at the Universities of Pennsylvania and Princeton. She has published several articles and papers on international economic and financial issues.



Select Publications

  1. Kopf, Christian and Miranda Xafa 2013 A Proper Yield Curve for Greece to Kick-Start Financial Intermediation. In European Capital Markets Institute Policy Brief No 21 December
  2. Xafa, Miranda 2012 Life After Debt: The 2012 Greek Debt Exchange and Buyback. In World Economics Vol 14 No 1
  3. Xafa, Miranda 2010 The Role of the IMF in the Global Financial Crisis. In Cato Journal Vol 30 No 3
  4. Xafa, Miranda 2008 Monetary Stability, Exchange Regimes and Capital Controls: What Have We Learned? In Cato Journal Vol 28 No 2
  5. Xafa, Miranda 2007 Global Imbalances and Financial Stability IMF Working Paper Washington: International Monetary Fund; published in Journal of Policy Modeling 29 (4): 783–96 2007

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