The Central & Eastern European Forum 2016

Alexander Lehmann

Lead Economist


Alexander Lehmann is a lead economist with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and heads the department’s work on the Central Europe and Baltic region from the bank’s regional office in Warsaw. In this capacity he advises the bank’s management and banking staff on key investment projects, country strategies, and on a broad range of EU-related issues. He has structured EBRD advisory projects vis-à-vis governments and central banks, including on mortgage regulation, private pension funds, and corporate restructuring. He has also led EBRD work on financial regulation, including under the Vienna Initiative, the public-private coordination platform that convenes the principal European regulators, international organisations and commercial banks. In other roles he was head of country risk analysis and country economist for Russia, the EBRD’s largest country of operation. Previously, Alex Lehmann was on the staff of the International Monetary Fund in Washington, acted as consultant to the World Bank, the World Trade Organisation and the Central Bank of Mexico, and worked in research and teaching posts at the Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House) and the London School of Economics. His research interests include international finance, financial development and regulation, international trade and foreign direct investment. He holds graduate degrees in economics from LSE and the College of Europe, and a doctorate in economics from Oxford University.

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Tue 19 - Wed 20 Jan 2016

The Hilton Vienna, Vienna