President - Asociatia Pur si Simplu Verde
Ioana Petrescu is a Senior Fellow at the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government and the President of Pur si Simplu Verde, a Romanian environmental NGO. Dr.
Petrescu is a former Romanian Finance Minister. She also served in the government as an economic adviser to the prime minister and head of his delivery unit, where she monitored the implementation of the prime minister’s priorities in procurement, employment, energy and tax compliance.
She is an international consultant on issues such as tax reform, central government delivery and local public services and runs the Center for Leadership and Innovation at the National School of Political Science and Public Administration in Bucharest.
In the past, she also served as an expert for the European Economic and Social Committee in Brussels. She was an Assistant Professor at University of Maryland and she holds a Ph.D. in economics from Harvard. She published in various academic journals and newspapers.
Her 2017 book, Essays in Taxation and International Relations, analyzes issues such as flat taxation and government revenues.
Ioana’s new book, Adolescent Democracies: A Former Finance Minister’s Guide to Policymaking, explores good practices in the delivery of public goods and services in new democracies and it is under review at the University of Chicago Press.