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Martin Cihak

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Lead Economist
Martin Cihak is Lead Economist for Financial and Private Sector Development in the World Bank Group. He is currently the Task Team Leader for the Global Financial Development Report, a major new publication of the World Bank Group on financial development around the world. Prior to joining the World Bank Group, Martin has worked as a Deputy Division Chief in the Monetary and Capital Markets Department of the International Monetary Fund (IMF). In his work so far, he has focused on issues relating to financial sector regulation and supervision, financial stability, and financial system reforms. He has covered these topics in numerous IMF missions and a range of publications. He was one of the co-editors of the World Bank-IMF Financial Sector Assessment Handbook. Before joining the IMF in 2000, he was a chief analyst in a commercial bank, a university lecturer, and an advisor to a minister. He received a PhD in Economics from the Center for Economic Research and Graduate Education, Prague and has MAs in both Economics and Law. View selected recent papers by Martin.
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