• Harvard Business School's Advanced Management Program (1994),
  • post-doctoral research position at Harvard University's Russian Research Center (1990-1991),
  • Ph.D. in Economics from the Academy of Economic Studies in Bucharest (1988),
  • Master in Economics from the Academy of Economic Studies in Bucharest (1975). 

Romanian (native), English (fluent), French (fluent), Spanish (fluent), German (fluent)

Daniel Daianu

CASE Fellow

CASE Fellow


  • international economics
  • public finance
  • macroeconomics
  • monetary economics
  • Political economy of economic regime changes
  • European integration


Daniel Daianu is a professor of economics at the National School of Political and Administrative Studies (SNSPA) in Bucharest, and chairman of the Romanian Economic Society. He is a former finance minister of Romania and former Member of the European Parliament, where he worked extensively on reform of financial market regulation and supervision. In June 2014 he was elected a member of the Board of the National Bank of Romania. Between April 2013 and June 2014, Dăianu was first deputy president of the Romanian Financial Supervision Authority. His research stints include the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development and the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe. He has been a visiting professor at the University of California (Berkeley and Los Angeles). His latest book is “Which way goes capitalism?” (2009) Budapest/New York, CEU Press.



Current Positions:

  • CASE Fellow,
  • Professor of Economics at the National School of Political Studies and Public Administration (SNSPA) in Bucharest.

Previous Positions:

  • Member of the European Parliament for Romania (2007-2009),
  • President of the Supervision Board of Banca Comercială Română (2005-2007),
  • President of the European Association for Comparative Economic Studies (EACES) (2002-2004),
  • Finance Minister of Romania (Dec 1997-Sep 1998),
  • Chief Economist of the National Bank of Romania (1992 and 1997),
  • Deputy Minister of Finance (1992).

Selected Publications:

  • Dr. Daianus columns appear regularly in Jurnalul Naţional, Ziarul Financiar, Piaţa Financiară, Southeast European Times and European Voice.
  • Which Way Goes Capitalism? 2009
  • South East Europe and The World We Live In, 2008
  • The Macroeconomics of EU Integration. The Case of Romania, 2008

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