Senior Financial Economist
Martin Melecky is Lead Economist at the Chief Economist Office for South Asia, World Bank. Currently, he leads two regional flagships on: Economic Corridors of South Asia, and Finance for Shared Prosperity in Europe and Central Asia. Recently, he has lead financial sector assessment programs, development policy operations, and investment and technical assistance projects in Sri Lanka, Maldives, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, Montenegro and Moldova. He is the lead author of the chapter in the 2014 World Development Report on the role of the financial system in risk management. His country experience with the World Bank also covers Albania, Armenia, Bulgaria, Egypt, Macedonia, Romania, Russia, and Turkey. Before the World Bank, Martin worked as Economist at the Dutch Central Bank, as Consultant at the European Central Bank, and as Consultant for the Czech National Bank. In his research, he has been focusing on financial stability and financial inclusion, monetary policy and macroeconomic modeling, 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 two books and published more than 30 papers in professional journals. View selected recent papers by Martin.