Vania Stavrakeva

Assistant Professor of Economcs

PhD (Harvard), BA (Franklin and Marshall)

Dr Vania Stavrakeva's research interests include international finance, macroeconomics, macro-finance and financial sector regulation. She has held the role of Assistant Professor of Economics at London Business School since 2013.

She has extensively studied how the regulation of bank capital and derivative regulation should differ across countries, given that countries vary in their fiscal capacity. She focuses her ongoing research on sovereign debt contracts, exchange rate determination and the impact of policy uncertainty on asset prices. 

She holds a PhD in economics from Harvard University. Prior to completing her PhD, she spent two years at the Brookings Institute – one of the major think tanks in Washington, DC – conducting economic research.


Optimal bank regulation and fiscal capacity

Stavrakeva V

Review of Economic Studies 2019 Online first


The continuing puzzle of short horizon exchange rate forecasting

Stavrakeva V; Rogoff K

National Bureau of Economic Research 2008


The dollar during the global recession: U.S. monetary policy and the exorbitant duty

Stavrakeva V; Tang J

Federal Reserve Bank of Boston


Exchange rates and the yield curve

Stavrakeva V; Tang J

Social Sciences Research Network


Exchange rates and monetary policy

Stavrakeva V; Tang J

Social Sciences Research Network

Optimal bank regulation and fiscal capacity

Stavrakeva V

Social Sciences Research Network

Teaching portfolio

Our teaching offering is updated annually. Faculty and programme material are subject to change.


Core courses

  • Global Economic Analysis
  • Understanding International Macroeconomy
  • Electives

    • EEP2: Understanding the Int'l Macroeconomy
      This course will focus on introducing you to some of the key issues in macroeconomics and international finance. We study and provide an answer to key questions, among many others: What is GDP and what does it really measure? What is the economic meaning of value added? What makes a nation succesful and what are main drivers of growth in the long run? What is money and how does it relate to inflation? The course enables students to be able to recognise and construct logical economic arguments, read macroeconomic reports, and understand when and why the government makes important policy decisions such as a change in the target interest rate or changes in the tax rate. The aim is to provide a set of general skills portable across a range of industries, professions, and countries, which will make it possible to understand the forces that will dominate the domestic and global business environment in the immediate future, as well as over the coming years.
      Programmes with this elective
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