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Martin Melecky

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Senior Financial Economist

Martin Melecky is Lead Economist at the Chief Economist Office for South Asia, World Bank. Recently, he has lead financial sector assessment programs, development policy operations, and investment and technical assistance projects in Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, Montenegro and Moldova. He is the lead author of the chapter on the role of the financial system in risk management of the World Development Report 2014. His country experience with the World Bank also covers Albania, Armenia, Bulgaria, Egypt, Macedonia, Romania, Russia, and Turkey. In his research, he has been focusing on financial stability and financial inclusion, macroeconomic modeling and monetary policy, public debt management and fiscal policy, and currency substitution and exchange rate dynamics. A Czech national, he received a PhD in Economics from the University of New South Wales, Australia. He co-authored one book and published more than 30 papers in professional journals. View selected recent papers by Martin.