Lucio Vinhas de Souza
Lúcio Vinhas de Souza was until August 2010 the Head of the Russia Desk at the Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs (DG-ECFIN) of the European Commission in Brussels, Belgium, a position he held for several years. Vinhas de Souza is currently on temporary leave from the European Commission, working at the World Bank Headquarters in Washington as a Senior Economist. He also currently holds positions as Associate Lecturer in several research institutes and universities in Western and Eastern Europe, including at the European Studies Institute/MGIMO and the New Economic School in Moscow. Vinhas de Souza, who holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the Erasmus University in the Netherlands, formerly was an Economist at the United Nations Secretariat, and he also held positions as a Senior Economist and Coordinator of Research Area at the renowned Kiel Institute for World Economics (IfW) in Germany, as a Fellow at the ECARES-Free University of Brussels, as a Visiting Fellow at the Central Banks of Estonia and Germany. Vinhas de Souza main work areas are in macroeconomics, monetary and international economics, with a concentration in Eastern Europe. He has a considerable list of publications in several different languages, including English, French, German, Portuguese, Spanish and Russian.