September 16, 2020

Elina Ribakova Joins CNAS as Adjunct Senior Fellow in the Energy, Economics, and Security Program

The Center for a New American Security (CNAS) is pleased to announce that Elina Ribakova, Deputy Chief Economist at the Institute of International Finance, has joined CNAS as an Adjunct Senior Fellow in the Energy, Economics, and Security Program.

“We’re proud to welcome Elina to CNAS,” said Elizabeth Rosenberg, Director of the Energy, Economics, and Security Program. “Elina’s extraordinary wealth of experience and expertise in international finance will be an invaluable contribution to our team’s work on economic statecraft and the role and implications of U.S. financial policy.”

Ms. Ribakova directs the IIF’s economic research on emerging markets, with special interests in Russian economics and financial stability. She was previously a visiting fellow at Bruegel, where her research focused on financial markets, EMs, and central banks. Prior to Bruegel, Ms. Ribakova held senior level roles in economic research at a diverse set of financial institutions, most recently with Deutsche Bank in London as Head of EEMEA Research, as well as leadership positions at Amundi (Pioneer) Asset Management, Avantium Investment Management, and Citigroup. She has also taught graduate and undergraduate courses at the Stockholm School of Economics and given guest lectures at the London School of Economics, New Economic School in Moscow and Chicago Booth in London. Ms. Ribakova began her career as an economist at IMF headquarters in Washington, D.C.

Ms. Ribakova received her Master’s in Economics from University of Warwick in the United Kingdom, funded by Chevening Scholarship, and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Business Administration from the Stockholm School of Economics, funded by a Swedish Government Scholarship.

For more information or to request an interview with Ms. Ribakova, contact Cole Stevens at or call 202-695-8166.