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Luoana Dana SANTAROSSA
Research Officer, Department of education
North Ayrshire Council, Scotland

Born: December 15, 1965, Galati, Romania (b.Dulgheru)

Married, one child

Studies

  • 1980–1984 - “Vasile Alecsandri” Mathematics & Physics High School, Galati, Romania
  • 1984–1988 - BS in Business/Economics, Trade Faculty, Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest, Romania, Graduate “Magna cum Laudae” (first in class)
  • 1993–1996 - MA in Economics, University of Connecticut. Thesis title: "The Monetary Overhang in the Former Centrally Planned Economies or The Case of Missing Money-Holders. The Case of Romania"
  • 1990–1998 - Ph.D. in Economics, National Institute of Economic Research, Bucharest, Romania, Dissertation: “Transition to a Market Economy. The Case of Germany with a Special Regard to the Former GDR”
  • 1996– expected Ph.D. degree in 2002 - ABD in Economics, University of Connecticut. Dissertation area: Financial Repression in Transition Economies. Advanced level studies in: (1) macroeconomics, microeconomics, monetary theory and policy, international finance, economics of transition; (2) econometrics, macroeconometrics, time series analysis; (3) financial management and investments (MBA curriculum)

Professional Career

  • 1988–1990, Head of Commercial Department (Sales and Acquisitions Manager) at the County Tourism Office, Giurgiu, Romania
    • supervised commercial operations of hotels and restaurants; demand estimation, supply and stocks management; coordinating activities with local and central planning authorities. 
  • April 1990 to date, Research Fellow, National Institute for Economic Research of the Romanian Academy, Bucharest-Romania. During 1990-1993, full time. Presently employed as consultant for occasional projects
    • Worked on individual and team projects on privatization and financial sector reforms in Central and East European countries; published in the editorial volumes and periodic publications issued by the Institute
    • Contributed to government-commissioned projects. Most recently - contribution to a special government-commissioned program dealing with stabilization performance in Romania
  • 1991 – 1993, Research Fellow, Romanian team of the "Privatization Project" of the Central European University in Prague (now located in Budapest)
    • prepared periodic reports on the general economic environment and on the design and implementation of the privatization projects in Romania for the publication of a comparative study on privatization in Central and Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union
    •  collaborated with high-ranking authorities of the National Privatisation Agency offering occasional consulting services
  • Summer 1992, Project Manager for Romania, “Corporate Governance” summer courses of the Central European University, Prague and the Center for International Private Enterprise, USA
    • provided administrative and academic support in recruiting candidates, organizing courses and meetings
  • 1993–1999, Research and Teaching Assistant – University of Connecticut, USA, Department of Economics
    • Provided research assistance for the Connecticut Center for Economic Analysis (1994-1996) (e.g. on the opportunity of legalizing gambling in Connecticut) and editorial research services for The Connecticut Economy quarterly newsletter
    • Provided teaching assistance for post-graduate economics courses (microeconomics, macroeconomics, econometrics, mathematics for economists). Instructor for graduate courses (introductory microeconomics, introductory macroeconomics, intermediate microeconomics)
  • 1995–1999, Library Assistant, Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, University of Connecticut
    • performed library patron services; maintained databases; provided technical and administrative assistance for special events. Part-time position. 
  • March-August 1997, Independent Researcher - exchange program of the University of Connecticut and the Humboldt University in Berlin, Germany, co-funded by the European Community ACE-PHARE Program
    • Performed a comparative analysis of economic reform in East Germany and Romania from the perspective of European Integration
  • June-July 1999, Consultant for the Project "Pre-emptive Institution Building" of the Humboldt University and the Max Planck Institute - Berlin
    • Performed a comparative research on the macroeconomic stabilization performance in 17 European transition economies.
  • February-July 2000, Part-time Lecturer, Ayr College, Ayr, Scotland
    • Teaching college-level courses in: macroeconomics, introduction to the nature of business, structure of the business organization
  • September 2000-September 2001– Visiting Research Fellow (Phare-ACE Fellowship) Heriot-Watt University, Center for Economic Reform and Transformation, Edinburgh, Scotland
    • Working on a research study on trade credit arrears as reaction to financial repression in transition economies
  • Since October 2001, Part-time Lecturer, University of Paisley, Paisley Business School - Ayr, Campus, Scotland
    • Teaching B.A.-level courses in: Globalization and tourism; Tourism and economic development

Publications

  • "Privatizarea rapida în Germania de Est", (Fast Privatisation in East Germany) in Tribuna Economica No. 30 and 31/1991, Bucharest, Romania
  • "Economia cercetarii stiintifice si introducerii progresului tehnic", (Economics of Research and Development) co-author, Studii si Cercetari Economice, No. 11/1991, CIDE, Bucharest - Romania
  • "Contradictii ale trecerii de la o economie centralizata la una de piata. Un punct de vedere teoretic", (Contradiction of Transition from a Centralised to a Market Economy. A Theoretical Point of View) co-author, Analele Institutului National de Cercetari Economice No. 3/1991, CIDE, Bucharest - Romania
  • "Strategia privatizarii în Germania de Est", (The Strategy of Privatisation in East Germany) Revista Româna de Economie No. 1/1991, CIDE, Bucharest - Romania
  • "Small Privatisation in Romania", co-author, documents of the “Small Privatisation in Central and Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union”, Seminar, Prague, Central European University, March 1992.
  • "Procesul de privatizare în tarile est-europene", (The Privatisation Process in East European Countries) in Probleme Economice No. 23-24/1992, CIDE, Bucharest - Romania
  • "Evolutii recente în reformele economice din Europa de Est. Cazul Germaniei de Est", (Recent Developments in Economic Reform in Eastern Europe. The Case of East Germany) in Probleme Economice No. 24-25, CIDE, Bucharest, 1993.
  • "The Privatisation Process in Central Europe" - eds. Roman Frydman, Andrzej Rapaczynski, John S. Earle et al. -contributor - Central European University Press, London, 1993.
  • "The Monetary Overhang in the Former Centrally Planned Economies - or - The Case of Missing Money-Holders. The Case of Romania" in The Observer No.9/1998, CIDE, Bucharest. A summary of this paper is also published in Working Paper Series of the Center for Economic Studies, University of Munich, April 4/5, 1997
  • “Transition to a Market Economy. (The Case of Germany with Special Regard to the Former GDR)”, National Institute for Economic Research, Ph.D. thesis, Bucharest, Romania, 1998
  • "Macroeconomic Stabilisation Performance and Its Relation to Structural Change, Institutional and Policy Design" in Helmut Wiesenthal et al. (eds.) "Successful Transitions. Political Factors of Socio-Economic Progress in Post-Socialist Countries" Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft, Baden-Baden, 2001
  • "Index of economic concepts in the works of the Nobel Prize Laureates in Economics (1969-1980)" (in Romanian), for the first volume of the Project "Nobel Prize Laureates in Economics", coordinated by academician Tudorel Postolache and professor Mugur Isarescu and published under the aegis of the Romanian Academy and National Bank of Romania by "Expert" Publishing House. Bucharest, Romania, 2001

    Selected Unpublished Papers

  • "Vouchers and Mass Privatization Programs in Romania" Paper presented at the "Privatization in East-European Countries" Conference, Budapest, September 1992
  • "Reforma sistemului financiar în Europa Centrala si de Est. Cazul Ungariei", (The Reform of the Financial System in Central and Eastern Europe. The Case of Hungary) Internal studies of the Institute for National Economy - Bucharest, Romania, 1993
  • "Has Anyone Found the Missing Money, Yet? Essay on the Empirical Money Demand Function", University of Connecticut internal papers, 1995
  • "Monetary Trends in a Transition Economy. A Study of the Money Supply during Socialist and Post-Socialist Regimes in Romania", University of Connecticut internal papers, 1996
  • "Mihail Manoilescu. International trade theory for developing economies", University of Connecticut internal papers, 1996
  • "Inflation in Transition Economies. A Review of the Literature", University of Connecticut internal papers, 1996
  • "Political Developments in Romania. 1989 - 1997" Presentation at the European Studies Workshop, Humboldt University, June 1997, Schloss Glienecke, Berlin.
  • "The Economics and Political Economy of Transition in the Context of European Integration. Lessons for Transition Economies from the East-German Experience" Humboldt University - Berlin, ACE-PHARE Program, 1997. A version of this paper was also presented at the Eastern Economic Association Annual Conference in New York, February 28, 1998
  • "Financially Repressed Transition Economies. The Case of Romania - Ph.D. dissertation proposal”, University of Connecticut, 1999
  • "Financially Repressed Transition Economies. The Case of Romania" – ACE-Phare fellowship project, Heriot-Watt University, 2001

Affiliations

  • 1998 - Member of the Phi Kappa Phi Honors Society
  • 1996 - Member of the American Economic Association
  • 1999 - Member of the Romanian Academy Center for Comparative and Consensual Economy

Awards and Other Qualifications

  • 1987 - Honorary National Fellowship for outstanding academic performance, Bucharest - Romania
  • 1988 - Magna cum Laudae Graduation Diploma (first in the 1988 series at the Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest-Romania)
  • 1993 - Advanced Training Course in European Community Banking and Financial Law, International University Institute, Luxembourg. Certificate of course completion
  • 1993 - International Teaching Assistant Program Course, Division of International Affairs, University of Connecticut - Post Graduate Training Certificate
  • 1995 - Recipient of the Audrey Beck fellowship awarded by the Economics Department of the University of Connecticut

References

  • Prof. Dr. Tudorel Postolache, Member of the Romanian Academy, Honorary President of the Scientific Council of the National Institute for Economic Research, Bucharest, Romania. Presently, Romanian Ambassador to the Great Duchy of Luxembourg. Embassy of Romania, 94, Avenue de Dix Septembre, L-2550 Luxembourg, Grand Duché de Luxembourg. Phone: +352-45.51.59 or +352-45.51.51; Fax: +352-45.51.63, E-mail: ambroum@pt.lu or postolache_t@hotmail.com
  • Prof. Dr. Stephen M. Miller, Head of the Department of Economics, College of Business, University of Nevada Las Vegas, 4505 Maryland Parkway, Box 456005, Las Vegas, NV 89154-6005, USA
    Phone: +1-702-895-3969; Fax: +1-702-895-1354 E-mail: stephen.miller@ccmail.nevada.edu 
  • Prof. Dr. Helmut Wiesenthal, Humboldt University - Berlin, Institute for Social Sciences
    Jägerstrasse 10-11, D 10117 Berlin, Germany, Phone. +49-30-201.92.201; Fax: +49-30-201-92.202, E-mail: hw@sowi.hu-berlin.de 

Hobbies

  • international cooking, swimming, skiing, science-fiction literature and movies

Languages and Computer Skills

  • Fluent: Romanian (mother tongue), English, German, French
  • Basic: Russian and Italian
  • Computer skills: Microsoft Office, Lotus, QuarkPress, SAS, Shazam, RATS, EViews.

Address

  • Private: 3E Crown Street, Ayr KA8 8BY, Scotland, U.K., Phone: +44 (0) 1292-288973, E-mail! 
 

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