Mr. Bas B. Bakker

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Mr. Bas B. Bakker
Senior Regional Resident Representative for Central and Eastern Europe
International Monetary Fund

 

Bas B. Bakker is the IMF’s Senior Regional Resident Representative for Central and Eastern Europe in Warsaw. He joined the IMF in 1993 and has held in four IMF departments, working on a range of countries, and policy and research issues. He has worked extensively on central and Eastern Europe, including as head of the Emerging Europe Regional Division and as mission chief for Bulgaria, and is the co-author of the book “How Emerging Europe Came Through the 2008/09 Crisis: An Account by the Staff of the IMF’s European Department.” He is a national from the Netherlands and obtained his PhD in economics from the University of Groningen. He is married with three kids.