Cristina Savescu is a Senior Economist for Poland and the Baltics at the World Bank, based in Brussels. Cristina co-leads and contributes to analytical work, including in areas such as growth, trade, tax policy, and public expenditure. Before working in the Europe and Central Asia region, she led analytical work and designed and implemented budget support operations in Latin America and the Caribbean. She also worked in DEC Global Economic Prospects unit, monitoring global and regional economic trends, including for Sub-Saharan Africa and LAC, and contributed to flagship publications such as the Global Economic Prospects and Global Development Finance. Prior to joining the World Bank, Cristina was an economist at Standard and Poor’s DRI and Global Insight in Boston, Massachusetts.