Magdalena Polan

Senior Economist

Magdalena Polan
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.

Other articles by Magdalena Polan

Emerging markets: inflation ahoy?
Magdalena Polan
Economics

Emerging markets: inflation ahoy?

The rapid expansion of local-currency public debt levels this year has increased the incentives f...
By Magdalena Polan
17 Nov 2020
5 min read
Is China sticking to the trade deal with the US?
Magdalena Polan
Economics

Is China sticking to the trade deal with the US?

Agricultural imports provide an important insight into whether China is committed to the deal.  
By Magdalena Polan
05 Aug 2020
2 min read
The IMF: transmission impossible?
Magdalena Polan
Economics

The IMF: transmission impossible?

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is considering letting its anti-intervention orthodoxy...
By Magdalena Polan
31 Jul 2020
3 min read
The Forgotten Trade
Magdalena Polan
Economics

The Forgotten Trade

Most discussions on international trade focus only on trade in material goods, but nations...
By Magdalena Polan
04 Oct 2019
3 min read
The Forgotten Trade
Magdalena Polan
Economics

The Forgotten Trade

Most discussions on international trade focus only on trade in material goods, but nations...
By Magdalena Polan
04 Oct 2019
3 min read
Turkey: Waiting for reforms
Magdalena Polan
Economics

Turkey: Waiting for reforms

Turkish local elections on March 31 ended a long series of election campaigns. Will reforms follo...
By Magdalena Polan
12 Apr 2019
3 min read
How to spot leaky boats
Magdalena Polan
Economics

How to spot leaky boats

With the tide of global risk sentiment tending to lift – or sink – all emerging markets (EM)...
By Magdalena Polan
04 Apr 2019
3 min read
Will Marie Kondo save the world?
Magdalena Polan
ESG and long term themes

Will Marie Kondo save the world?

As unpopular as it may sound, the response to climate change may require the global economy to mo...
By Magdalena Polan
19 Feb 2019
4 min read
Has the emerging market rally gone too far?
Magdalena Polan
Equities

Has the emerging market rally gone too far?

Emerging market assets have rallied strongly since late 2018. But is this justified? And should w...
By Magdalena Polan
15 Feb 2019
5 min read

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