Miranda Xafa

Miranda Xafa is a CIGI senior fellow. Miranda focuses on sovereign debt crises and drawing lessons from the Greek debt restructuring for future debt crises. Previously she served as a member of the executive board of the IMF in Washington, DC.
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Expertise
International Monetary Fund
Euro zone economics and finance
Sovereign debt crises

Bio

Miranda Xafa is a CIGI senior fellow. She is also chief executive officer of EF 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 IMF in Washington, DC, 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.

In the News

Select Publications

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

Title Topic Type PDF
Euro-area Governance Reform: The Unfinished Agenda Financial Systems, Monetary Policy CIGI Papers
Exiting the Third Bailout: An Evaluation Systemic Risk Opinion
Greece's "Clean Exit" from the Third Bailout: A Reality Check IMF, Monetary Policy, Sovereign Debt Policy Briefs
European Capital Markets Union Post-Brexit Brexit CIGI Papers
CIGI at the European Financial Management Association Annual Meetings Financial Systems Event
The Troika and Syriza Must Remove Roadblocks Together Sovereign Debt Opinion
Economic Policymaking in Europe: Learning from the Last Crisis and Preparing for the Ones to Come Financial Systems Event
Preparing Europe to Face the Next Financial Crisis IMF, Monetary Policy Video
Τα τρία σενάρια για την επόμενη ημέρα | Three Scenarios for the Future Sovereign Debt Opinion
Greece: Playing with Matches in the Ammunition Warehouse IMF, Sovereign Debt Policy Briefs
Reconciling Regulation and Growth Financial Systems Event
Life After Brexit: Heaven or Hell? Brexit Opinion
XXVIII Villa Mondragone International Economic Seminar - Facing EU Challenges, Relaunching Sustainable Growth Financial Systems Event
Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) Ideas Lab 2016 – An EU Fit for Propose Diplomacy Event