Chief Economist, National Bank of Romania
Valentin LAZEA is Chief Economist of the National Bank of Romania, as well as President of the Board of TranFonD SA. He attended advanced courses at renowned institutions, such as: IMF Institute, Washington DC, USA, Sussex University, Brighton, Great Britain, Istituto Giordano dell’Amore, Milan, Italy.
He is a founding member and President of the Steering Committee of the Romanian Center for Economic Policies (CEROPE).
He has published numerous studies and specialized books as an author or co-author, such as: “Conditionalities in the financial-banking field for Romania’s admission to the EU“, CEROPE, 1999; “Estimating the Balassa-Samuelson effect in Romania“, CEROPE, 2003; “Rural development and agricultural reform in Romania“, CEROPE, 2004; “Ways of measuring the quasi-fiscal deficit in Romania“, CEROPE, 2005; „Environmental taxes in Romania’, CEROPE, 2006; “Structural changes in the Romanian economy after integration“, CEROPE, 2007; “Prioritizing EU policies in the process of reviewing the Community budget“, CEROPE, 2012; co-author of “The EU and Romania: Accession and Beyond“, The Federal Trust, London, 2006; co-editor and co-author of the volume “Structural changes and economic performance in Romania”, IRLI Publishing House, Bucharest, 2003; editor of the volume “Economic growth and convergence”, Ed. Mustang, Bucharest, 2008. He also participated in three technical assistance programs for the National Forecast Commission, the Ministry of Finance and the Prime Minister’s Office, financed by PHARE funds (2001-2007 ).