We feel that both the Romanian and global economies have been on an emotional rollercoaster for several years now and 2022 has all the ingredients to follow suit, with its own set of challenges and uncertainties. As COVID-19 is seemingly set to fade as a major worry sooner or later, we will have to learn to live with new themes: from high inflation and monetary policy tightening to heightened geopolitical worries to supply chain woes. All in all, a difficult backdrop for any emerging country to grow in, but we feel that Romania has the track record to prove that it should cope with such negatives and should the worse come to pass, the same track record suggests that it should bounce fast.
Before joining Colliers mid-2017 as Head of Research for Romania, Silviu Pop worked with ING Bank for close to three years as an economist, covering macroeconomic/financial market themes for Romania, Bulgaria, Serbia and Croatia. As of October 2022, he holds the position of Director for Research for the CEE and Romania. His previous professional experience includes working almost 7 years as a financial journalist at various media outlets in Romania, including the sole business-oriented TV station in Romania, where he hosted a daily show for a period of time; during this interval, he won a number of scholarships, including a stint with Reuters. He holds a BSc in economics at the Bucharest University of Economic Studies.