Olena Chystiakova is a research assistant at the Research Center for Economic and Regional Studies, Hungarian Academy of Sciences. Olena obtained her MA degree in Economic Policy in Global Markets from Central European University in 2016. Previously, Olena obtained MA and bachelor degrees in International Economic Relations from Odessa I.I.Mechnikov National University (Odessa, Ukraine). Olena went through various traineeships, mainly concentrating on credit risk management. Her research interests include monetary policy and international finance.