Tirpák, Marcel

International & European Relations


External Developments

Current position

Senior Economist

Fields of interest

International Economics,
Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics,
Financial Economics


  • 2001-2006
    PhD in Finance, University of Economics in Bratislava, Slovakia
  • 2004-2005
    Advanced Studies Program in International Economic Policy Research, Kiel Institute for the World Economy, Germany
  • 1996-2001
    MSc in Economics, University of Economics in Bratislava, Slovakia
Professional experience
  • 2016-
    Senior Economist - External Developments Division, Directorate General International & European Relations, European Central Bank
  • 2008-2016
    Economist - EU Countries Division, Directorate General Economics, European Central Bank
  • 2006-2008
    Economist - International Monetary Fund, Regional Office for Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe
  • 2005-2006
    Economist and Adviser to Deputy Governor - National Bank of Slovakia

Journal publications

Emter, L., Schmitz, M. and Tirpák, M.
Cross-border banking in the EU since the crisis: What is driving the great retrenchment?
Review of World Economics, Vol. 155, Issue 2, pp. 287-326
Buelens, C. and Tirpák, M.
Reading the Footprints: How Foreign Investors Shape Participation in Global Value Chains
Comparative Economic Studies, Vol. 59, No 4, pp. 561-584
Rosenberg, C. and Tirpák, M.
Determinants of foreign currency borrowing in the new member states of the EU
Czech Journal of Economics and Finance, Vol. 59, No 3, pp. 216-228