Ekaterina Vashkinskaya

Ekaterina Vashkinskaya

Economic Analysis and Data Management Fellow, Growth Lab

Ekaterina joined the Center for International Development's Growth Lab as an Economic Analysis and Data Management Fellow in 2021.


She just graduated with an MA in Economics from The University of Chicago. There, her work focused on the public policy implications of the research on the intersection of macroeconomics and development. For her MA thesis, she studied whether policymakers in the developing world can exacerbate the undesired economic consequences of private debt booms with their monetary and fiscal interventions. Before coming to UChicago, she had received her BA degree (summa cum laude) in Economics from the National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE) in Moscow, where she specialized in macroeconomics and finance. 


Prior to joining the Growth Lab, she was involved in different research projects spanning from macroeconomics to education. Ekaterina served as a Research Intern at several international laboratories at HSE, where she was doing economic research in the fields of Institutional Economics and Monetary Economics. She also worked as a Research Assistant at Sciences Po, where her work lied at the intersection of Political Economy and Development. Throughout her employment, she got experience evaluating and writing about international and local development and economic policies aimed at academic productivity, innovation activity, and economic stability. 


Her research interests include macroeconomic and development policies aimed at growth's promotion, together with firm dynamics and economic growth in the EMDEs. 

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