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Alexandra Dumitru

Economist

Alexandra Dumitru works as macro-economist for RaboResearch Global Economics & Markets.

Her main responsibility are economic and political developments in the UK and Ireland, including Brexit. Alexandra is also involved in research and projects regarding climate change and energy, such as the UNEP FI TCFD workgroup.

Alexandra has been working as an economist for Rabobank since February 2013. In the first five years she focused on country risk research and policy in various regions, including four years of bearing responsibility for Latin America. In the past, Alexandra held various positions at UTZ Certified, a certification programme for sustainable agriculture, and at the Private Sector Investment Programme (PSI), a development cooperation subsidy programme of the Dutch government aimed at alleviating poverty through economic development. Alexandra holds a degree in Economics from VU University Amsterdam.

Publications Alexandra Dumitru

Country Report

Country Report Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan had a less fortunate economic year in 2013, as weak exports led to a twin deficit and economic growth, though picking up, was driven by unsustainable consumer borrowing.

Country Report

Country Report Rwanda

In 2013, temporary aid suspensions had significant economic repercussions for Rwanda. On the positive side, this triggered Rwanda to search for ways to reduce its aid dependency.

Economic Update

Impact of tapering on emerging markets

In this Economic Update we take a closer look at the impact of the gradual slowing down of the rate of asset purchases by the US Federal Reserve (Fed) on the emerging markets.

Country Report

Country Report Cameroon

In 2012, the economic performance of Cameroon improved on the back of the oil sector, while the political risks persisted, despite milestones having been achieved.

Country Report

Country Report Egypt

The ouster of president Morsi placed Egypt on a new political transition trajectory – unfortunately, not a more democratic one. Generous assistance from the GCC countries gives Egypt financial breathing space, but economic perspectives remain bleak due to unaddressed structural problems.

Country Report

Country Report Zambia

Zambia’s reliance on copper exports takes its toll on its external positions, while populist measures and political tensions could make matters worse.

Country Report

Country Report Mozambique

Mozambique’s nascent coal and gas sector support brisk economic growth, but the benefits do not trickle down and institutions remain weak.

Country Report

Country Report Ghana

Ghana sees robust economic growth on the back of the nascent oil sector, but the lack of fiscal discipline raises concerns about future debt sustainability and increasing vulnerabilities.

Country Report

Country Report Kenya

Peaceful elections in 2013 restored confidence in Kenya’s political stability to some extent and bode well for economic development, while the large twin deficits remain a matter of concern.

Country Report

Country Report Mauritius

The economy of Mauritius, an offshore financial centre in the Indian Ocean, suffered from the turmoil in Europe. Still, the government found the room for significant fiscal consolidation.