Member of the Month

~March~

iuliana

Iuliana Matei Ph.D.
Adjunct Professor of Economics at the
Scientific Institute of Economics 
and Management (IÉSEG)

March is a special month because it is National Woman’s History Month and to celebrate we would like to honor a regular participant in the IAES conference, Professor Iuliana Matei. She will also be joining us this month in Berlin, Germany for our 83rd International Atlantic Economic Conference, where she will be presenting her paper entitled “Is there a link between the public deficit and the trade deficit in the Euro area? New evidence from panel data”. Dr. Matei is an Adjunct Professor of Economics at the Scientific Institute of Economics and Management (IÉSEG) in France and prior to 2014 she was a Research Affiliate at the University of Paris, in their Development and Globalization team. Her research is inspired by international macroeconomics, international finance, European monetary integration, applied econometrics, FDI, and energy economics. We are honored to have her to represent us as our Member of the Month, thankful for her participation in such events as the Best Undergraduate Paper Competition, and we look forward to seeing what she has in store for the future!

Why did you become a member of the International Atlantic Economic Society?:

I became a member of the IAES when I submitted a paper written with two colleagues of mine for the autumn meeting in Washington, D.C. some six years ago. That session went very well and I have had fruitful exchanges with all session participants. With this occasion, I also attended other sessions of interest for me that brought together economists and finance experts from all around the world and where are debated the economic issues of the past, present and future. Conference presentations such as those given by distinguished economists: Asli Demirguc-Kunt, Alan Greenspan and Lemma W. Senbet, tremendously stimulated dialogue and new ways of thinking about research activity.  Naturally, I have tried to regularly attended the IAES meetings..

What do you find most enjoyable about your membership?

The fact that during all sessions in which I could participate, the exchanges were fruitful, stimulating, respectful and friendly.  The keynote and invited speakers are great again and again, the conferences places are wonderful, too.

Have you held any notable positions within the IAES, (Officer, Board of Editiors, Program Committee, etc.) if so, when?:

I had the honor to judge the 2016 IAES Best Undergraduate Paper competition and to identify one of the finalists invited to the 2016 Washington D.C conference.

I also discussed papers presented in several different sessions over time.

What types of projects/research are you working on and what inspired/motivated you to pursue that interest?:

Current projects include studies of: 1) the relationship between public deficits and trade deficits in a way that connect them in an empirical manner; 2) the sovereign bond spread drivers in the aftermath of the global financial crisis, 3) the relationship between (non)renewable energy consumption and economic growth and 4) the impact of corruption on FDI and economic growth. All these issues are, in my view, topical in the fields of macroeconomics and environmental research in these early years of the 21st century.

What advice would you give to someone who is considering entering your line of work/field of study?:

In my opinion, two things really matter: the first one is to understand what you are doing and the second one is to do the best by working hard.

Favorite hobby:

Some of my hobbies are: classical music, traveling, literature, playing badminton.

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