Christina Petru Ph.D

Economist, Financial journalist. Contributor, U.S News & World Report, BNE Intellinews, Emerging Europe. 

Previously expert consultant for international financial organisations and lenders in the former Soviet Union, commencing 1993 (World Bank etc).

Provenance/expertise on Russian Federation, Countries of Central and Eastern Europe, Western Balkans, Central Asia and the wider former Soviet Union.

Christina Petru (Кристина Петру), Ph.D, is an economist, financial journalist and academic, with expertise in the countries of South and Eastern Europe (SEE), the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), Central Asia and the independent states of the former Soviet Union (FSU). Dr. Petru’s interests include economic policy and diplomacy, bilateral relations, political risk, governmental relations, sovereign debt, fiscal policy, international aid, cyber-security and technology. A contributor to BNE Intellinews, Emerging Europe and U.S News & World, Christina has consulted for international lenders and third sector organizations across the former Soviet Union such as the World Bank since the early 1990s. If you’d like to sign up to my newsletter (which delivers in-depth analysis on the CEECs, the states of the CIS and the wider FSU) then please drop Chrissie an email via petru-view[at] To commission Chrissie’s work, request expert quotations for a story, or simply to drop her a tip for an article, please write via cp[at]

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