Chiţu, Livia

International & European Relations

Division

International Policy Analysis

Current position

Economist

Fields of interest

International Economics

Email

livia.chitu@ecb.int

Education
  • 2013-2016
    PhD in Economics, Paris School of Economics - Université Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne, Paris, France
  • 2005-2006
    Masters degree M2 in Economics Banking and Finance, University of Toulouse, France
  • 2004-2005
    BA in Economics, University of Orléans, France
  • 2001-2005
    BA in Economics, Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest, Romania
Professional experience
  • 2017-
    Economist, International Policy Analysis Division, Directorate General International and European Relations, European Central Bank
  • 2012-2017
    Economist, International Relations and Cooperation Division, Directorate General International and European Relations , European Central Bank
  • 2007-2012
    Research Analyst, EU Neighbouring Region Division, Directorate General International and European Relations, European Central Bank
  • 2006-2007
    Research Analyst, EU Countries Division, Directorate General Economics, European Central Bank
  • 2006
    Trainee, Directorate General Payment Systems and Market Infrastructure, European Central Bank
  • 2005
    Trainee, HVB Bank - UniCredit Tiriac Bank, Bucharest, Romania
  • 2004
    Trainee, BRD Société Générale Bank, Bucharest, Romania
Awards
  • 2017
    Washington Post Top 10 best work on global political economy for the paper "Mars or Mercury?The Geopolitics of International Currency Choice”, joint with B. Eichengreen and A. Mehl
  • 2012
    CFA Romania Award (Macroeconomics section) for the paper “Was unofficial dollarisation/euroisation an amplifier of the ‘Great Recession’ of 2009-07 in emerging economies?”
  • 2005
    French Government Scholarship funding Master studies in Toulouse
  • 2003
    First National Prize at the International French for Business Contest “Le Mot d’Or”

Journal publications

2019
Eichengreen, B., Mehl, A. and Chiţu, L.
Mars or Mercury? The Geopolitics of International Currency Choice
Economic Policy, upcoming
2016
Eichengreen, B., Chiţu, L. and Mehl, A.
Stability or upheaval? The currency composition of international reserves in the long run
IMF Economic Review, 64(2), pp. 354-380
Eichengreen, B., Chiţu, L. and Mehl, A.
Network effects, homogeneous goods and international currency choice: New evidence on oil markets from an older era
Canadian Journal of Economics, 49(1), pp. 173-206
2015
Eichengreen, B., Mehl, A., Chiţu, L. and Richardson, G.
Mutual assistance between Federal Reserve Banks, 1913-1960 as prolegomena to the TARGET2 debate
Journal of Economic History, 75(03), 621-659
2014
Chiţu, L., Eichengreen, B. and Mehl, A.
History, gravity and international finance
Journal of International Money and Finance, 46 (2014), 104–129
Chiţu, L., Eichengreen, B. and Mehl, A.
When did the dollar overtake sterling as the leading international currency? Evidence from the bonds markets
Journal of Development Economics, 111 (2014), 225-245
2013

Other publications

2017
Barry Eichengreen, Arnaud Mehl and Livia Chiţu
How Global Currencies Work: Past, Present, and Future
Princeton University Press, Book (English version, 1st edition)
2006
Corina Cilian-Lascu, Alexandra Coiculescu, Livia Chiţu and Otilia Fagurel
French for economists (Book)
Teora, Romania
2019
Livia Chiţu
Currency swap lines and international currency status
International Role of the Euro Report - Box
Eichengreen, B., Mehl, A. and Chiţu, L.
Mars or Mercury redux: The geopolitics of bilateral trade agreements
VoxEU article
2018
Eichengreen, B., Mehl, A. and Chiţu, L.
The geopolitics of international currency choice
Vox article
2017
Eichengreen, B., Mehl, A. and Chiţu, L.
Mars or Mercury? The geopolitics of international currency choice
NBER Woking Paper, No. 24145
2016
2014
Eichengreen, B., Mehl, A., Chiţu, L. and Richardson, G.
Mutual Assistance between Federal Reserve Banks, 1913-1960 as Prolegomena to the TARGET2 Debate
NBER Working Papers 20267, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
Eichengreen, B., Chiţu, L. and Mehl, A.
Stability or upheaval? The currency composition of international reserves in the long run
Globalization Institute Working Papers 201, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas.
Eichengreen, B., Mehl, A. and Chiţu, L.
The TARGET2 controversy: Old wine in a new bottle?
VoxEU article
2013
Chiţu, L., Eichengreen, B. and Mehl, A.
History, Gravity and International Finance
NBER Working Papers 18697, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
2012
Chiţu, L., Eichengreen, B. and Mehl, A.
When did the dollar overtake sterling as the leading international currency? Evidence from the bond markets
NBER Working Papers 18097, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
Eichengreen, B., Mehl, A. and Chiţu, L.
History, gravity, and international finance
VoxEU article