Dr. Delia Velculescu is a Deputy Unit Chief in the European Department of the International Monetary Fund. She is the Mission Chief of the Greece team since mid-July 2015. Prior to this assignment, Dr. Velculescu was Mission Chief for Cyprus during 2012-2014, and Slovenia 2014-July 2015.
Since joining the IMF in 2002, Dr. Velculescu has been part of the European, Western Hemisphere, and Policy Development and Review Departments. During her tenure at the IMF, she has been involved in numerous assignments, including earlier programs for Greece and Iceland, surveillance of Italy, Poland, Mexico, Peru, among others, and review and development of international debt relief initiatives (i.e. the HIPC and MDRI) for low income countries. Her research on growth-enhancing structural reforms, pension systems in the EU, population aging and cross-border and global effects, and intergenerational habit formation has been published in conference volumes, peer reviewed journals and the IMF working papers series.
Dr. Velculescu holds a M.A. and a Ph.D. in Economics from Johns Hopkins University.