Dimitri Demekas- SIPA

Dimitri Demekas

Adjunct Professor of International and Public Affairs

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Focus Areas: Financial Stability, Climate and Financial Regulation, Global Governance, Fragile States

Dimitri Demekas is an economist and financial sector expert, with an extensive record of research and publications on economics, finance, and global governance. He is currently an Adjunct Professor at the School of International & Public Affairs at Columbia University, a Visiting Senior Fellow at the School of Public Policy at the LSE, a Special Adviser on financial stability at the Bank of England, and an independent consultant to a number of public and private organizations. He served as Senior Adviser to the Saudi G20 Presidency during 2020 and a senior consultant to the World Bank Group on financial risk assessment, climate and financial regulation, and capital market development in emerging markets; to the IMF’s Independent Evaluation Office on emerging technology-related issues in finance; and to the USAID on post-conflict economies.

Demekas has had a 30-year career at the International Monetary Fund, which he left in 2017 as Assistant Director of the Monetary & Capital Markets Department. ​​ During his Fund career, he revamped the IMF’s financial surveillance toolkit, managed globally the IMF’s Financial Sector Assessment Program (FSAP), directed the development of stress testing frameworks, and represented the IMF in a number of international fora and Financial Stability Board (FSB) working groups. Prior to that, he headed the IMF’s Southeastern Europe Division. In 2003, he was a Special Adviser to the Greek Presidency of the EU, advising the EU on relations with Russia and the Western Balkans and helped the European Commission develop the EU’s “Wider Europe” policy.


  • PhD in Economics, Columbia University.
  • MA in Economics, Columbia University.
  • BA magna cum laude in Economics, University of Athens.

Research and Publications