Romanos Priftis

Senior Economist

Romanos Priftis is a Senior Economist in the Canadian Economic Analysis (CEA) Department. His research interests include macroeconomics, monetary economics, fiscal policy, and DSGE modeling. Prior to joining the Bank, Romanos held a position in the Modeling Unit of DG ECFIN at the European Commission. He received his Ph.D. in Economics from the European University Institute in 2015.

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Canadian Economic Analysis
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The Distributional Effects of Conventional Monetary Policy and Quantitative Easing: Evidence from an Estimated DSGE Model

Staff Working Paper 2019-6 Stefan Hohberger, Romanos Priftis, Lukas Vogel
This paper compares the distributional effects of conventional monetary policy and quantitative easing (QE) within an estimated open-economy DSGE model of the euro area.

Sources of Borrowing and Fiscal Multipliers

Staff Working Paper 2018-32 Romanos Priftis, Srecko Zimic
This paper finds that debt-financed government spending multipliers vary considerably depending on the location of the debt buyer. In a sample of 33 countries, we find that government spending multipliers are larger when government purchases are financed by issuing debt to foreign investors (non-residents), compared with when government purchases are financed by issuing debt to home investors (residents).

The Macroeconomic Effects of Quantitative Easing in the Euro Area: Evidence from an Estimated DSGE Model

Staff Working Paper 2018-11 Stefan Hohberger, Romanos Priftis, Lukas Vogel
This paper estimates an open-economy dynamic stochastic general equilibrium model with Bayesian techniques to analyse the macroeconomic effects of the European Central Bank’s (ECB’s) quantitative easing (QE) programme. Using data on government debt stocks and yields across maturities, we identify the parameter governing portfolio adjustment in the private sector.

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Refereed Journals

  • “The Macroeconomic Effects of the ECB's Evolving QE Programme: A Model-based Analysis” (2017)
    (with Lukas Vogel), Open Economies Review, forthcoming.
  • “The Portfolio Balance Mechanism and QE in the Euro Area” (2016)
    (with Lukas Vogel), The Manchester School, Vol. 84, Issue S1, pages 84-105, Special Issue: Money, Macroeconomics and Finance Research Group.

Education

  • European University Institute, Ph.D. in Economics, 2015
  • London School of Economics, M.P.A in Public and Economic Policy, 2010
  • University of Nottingham, B.Sc. in Economics and Econometrics, 2008

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