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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