Katsiaryna Svirydzenka is Assistant to the Director of the Asia and Pacific Department. Previously she worked as economist in the Asia and Pacific Regional Studies Division and prior to that, in the Emerging Markets Division of the Strategy, Policy, and Review Department. She worked with India, Russia, Malaysia, Serbia, Mongolia, Solomon Islands. Her research interests include financial cycles and spillovers, network analysis and systemic risk, and productivity. She holds a PhD from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva; M.A. in International Economics and International Relations from Johns Hopkins University; and a B.A. in Economics from the American University in Bulgaria.