Anna is a third year Ph.D. student at CERGE-EI, a joint workplace of the Charles University in Prague and the Economics Institute of The Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic. Anna received B.A. and M.A. from the Lomonosov Moscow State University and Candidate of Science in Economics from the National Research University – Higher School of Economics (NRU HSE). After graduating, she has worked at the Institute of Economic Forecasting and at the Center for Macroeconomic Analysis and Short-term Forecasting (CMASF) in Moscow, Russia. Anna was the Head of Macro-Financial Research Unit at CMASF and Senior Research Fellow at NRU HSE. There she had worked on the numerous applied projects in the interests of ministries and governmental bodies. Anna received several grants for her research from the Russian Foundation for Fundamental Studies, the Economic Educational and Research Consortium, Grant Agency of the Charles University, and MGIMO University. Her research interests lie in the area of applied macroeconomics, in particular, she is interested in understanding business cycle fluctuations, investigating the effects of credit supply shocks, and cross-border capital flows.