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.