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.
- Financial development can boost fiscal response after disasters: insurance more efficient than debt market development
- Equilibrium Credit: Providing Not Too Much, Not Too Little Credit to the Economy
- Financial Inclusion for Financial Stability: Improving Access to Deposits and Bank Resilience in Sync
- More and better financial tools, fewer financial crises: The role of the financial system in managing risk
- Help Us Help You: Sharing the Responsibility for Managing Risk
- Going through the hoops with the support of the financial system: The Story of Jan Sarkis
- The Institutional Structures of Financial Sector Supervision