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Farzaneh Shamsfakhr

Farzaneh Shamsfakhr

Farzaneh Shamsfakhr is the Coordinator for the Network of EU IFIs

She is a Researcher in the Economic Policy Unit at CEPS.

Farzaneh has over ten years of professional experience in economic research and quantitative analysis. She has collaborated on several research projects in the field of macroeconomics, labor economics, public finance, and monetary policy.

She was part of the research team at the Chair of Public Finance and Economic Policy at RUB, conducting an empirical study on multinational profit shifting from less developed countries. At the Chair of Microeconomics at RUB, she provided research assistance to the team in projects focused on the consequences of violent conflict on labour supply, migration, and psychological well-being.

During her Ph.D. Farzaneh focused on quantitative macroeconomic modelling, developing and estimating DSGE models. Her research projects involved business cycle analysis, economic and labor market outcomes of health shocks. She has extensive experience in data analysis, economic modelling, and econometrics. She has worked with both microeconometric and macroeconometric techniques. She has also experience with survey methods.

Farzaneh completed her Ph.D. at University of Duisburg-Essen and received her M.Sc in Economics from Ruhr University Bochum (RUB).

Beatriz Pozo

Beatriz Pozo

Unit Coordinator - Financial Markets and Institutions Unit

Beatriz Pozo holds a Master’s degree in European Studies by King's College London and a dual bachelor degree in Journalism and Film, Television and Media Studies by the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. Before joining CEPS, she was a trainee at the European Economic and Social Committee. Previously she worked at EucoLight, a European Trade Association in the area of waste management, and in communications in the NGO Oxfam Intermón.