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Olga Tschekassin

Research Assistant

Twitter: @OlgaTschekassin

Olga Tschekassin, German citizen, was a Research Assistant at Bruegel from October 2013 until November 2014. She holds a Master degree in International Trade, Finance and Development from Barcelona Graduate School of Economics (Universitat Pompeu Fabra) and graduated with a thesis on index fund investment and its impact on commodity markets. She obtained her B.Sc. in Economics from the Free University Berlin with a thesis on measuring inflation expectations in the area of Time Series Econometrics. During her studies she spent a year as international student at Université Paris-I Panthéon-Sorbonne in France.

Before joining Bruegel, Olga gained experience in research as intern at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Economics Department, working on macroeconomic risk and structural determinants of financial account positions. She worked as intern in Commerzbank Ag Paris in the Financial Strategy Unit conducting financial and market related analysis and prior to this, she held a position as teaching assistant at Free University Berlin at the chair of Knowledge Management.

Her research interests include Macroeconomics, Finance and International Economics. Olga is fluent in German, English, French and Russian and has a good knowledge of Spanish.

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Policy Contribution

Poor and under pressure: the social impact of Europe's fiscal consolidation

This Policy Contribution evaluates social indicators that can have a bearing on poverty, looks at the fiscal consolidation strategies of EU member states and assesses the possible links between fiscal consolidation and social developments.

By: Zsolt Darvas and Olga Tschekassin Topic: Macroeconomic policy Date: March 31, 2015
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Blog Post

Young and under pressure

Since the beginning of the global financial crisis, social conditions have deteriorated in many European countries. The youth in particular have been affected by soaring unemployment rates that created an outcry for changes in labour market policies for the young in Europe.

By: Olga Tschekassin Topic: Macroeconomic policy Date: November 25, 2014
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Interactive map: Europe’s social polarisation and the generational struggle

According to the latest Eurobarometer survey on the social impact of the crisis, 80% of respondents believe that poverty has increased in their country over the past 12 months.

By: Olga Tschekassin Topic: Macroeconomic policy Date: November 2, 2014
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External Publication

Austerity and Poverty in the European Union

This study provides to the Committee for Employment and Social Affairs of the European Parliament with an analysis of the speed and composition of fiscal consolidation strategies. It describes major social developments in Europe, with a focus on poverty, and considers and interprets the links between fiscal consolidation measures and social developments.

By: Zsolt Darvas, Carlos De Sousa, Pia Hüttl, Alessio Terzi and Olga Tschekassin Topic: Macroeconomic policy Date: September 14, 2014
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The myth of a new housing bubble in Germany

On Wednesday, the IMF warned about a recent rise in global house prices. In various countries prices were well above their long-run average. Last week, Guntram Wolff wrote about the fear of a German house price surge which he did not find to be justified. The recent IMF data is confirming this findings.

By: Olga Tschekassin Topic: Global economy and trade, Macroeconomic policy Date: June 13, 2014
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Interactive map: Debt & inflation

Yesterday’s inflation flash estimates published by Eurostat show a Euro Area (EA) annual inflation of 0.5 percent, down from 0.7 percent in the previous month.

By: Olga Tschekassin and Michele Peruzzi Topic: Macroeconomic policy Date: June 5, 2014
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Policy Contribution

European Parliament

European Central Bank accountability: how the monetary dialogue could be improved

This Policy Brief was prepared for the European Parliament's Monetary Dialogue with the President of the European Central Bank Mario Draghi. The authors assess the impact of the Monetary Dialogue. They describe the ECB’s accountability practices, compare them to those of other major central banks and provide an assessment of the dialogue in the last five years.

By: Grégory Claeys, Mark Hallerberg and Olga Tschekassin Topic: European Parliament, Macroeconomic policy Date: March 3, 2014