Magdalena is a global emerging markets economist. She joined in 2016 from Goldman Sachs; before that she worked at the IMF, focusing on indebted or crisis-stricken economies. She is an interdisciplinary thinker who believes that financial and economic events cannot be understood without seeing their political or social background. In her free time, she pursues her interests in current events, arts (including martial arts) and photography.
By Magdalena Polan - October 25, 2017 3 mins
Developing countries face more favourable demographic prospects than the ageing developed markets. But it takes more than favourable age structure to boost growth. To reap the demographic dividend, many developing countries need much better conditions for employment and investment.
By Magdalena Polan - July 26, 2017 3 mins
We look at the ways the EU can affect policies in member states ranging from diplomatic suasion to legal challenges and financial penalties, or changes to the EU budget, in the context of controversial laws passed recently in Poland.