Pawel Smietanka

Research Economist - Structural Economics Division


Pawel is a Research Economist in the Structural Economics Division in the Monetary Analysis area.

Before joining the Bank of England, he completed internships at the European Central Bank, Deutsche Bank, German Institute for Economic Research (DIW), and Center for Social and Economic Research (CASE). 

His research interests include analysing effects of economic uncertainty and other factors driving corporate decisions, in particular investment and cash holding decisions.

Pawel specialises in analysing firm-level and survey data. He is part of our team that developed the Decision Maker Panel with academics from Stanford and Nottingham University. The panel is the largest timely source of firm-level data in the UK.

Pawel holds PhD from the University of Nottingham. Prior to receiving a doctorate, he studied economics at the University of Pompeu Fabra in Spain, and at the University of Cologne in Germany.

Pawel's Bank Underground blog posts

Economic uncertainty before and during the COVID-19 pandemic - July 2020

Pawel's selected academic publications

Brexit and Uncertainty: Insights from the Decision Maker Panel, with: Nicholas Bloom, Philip Bunn, Scarlet Chen, Paul Mizen, Greg Thwaites, and Garry Young, Fiscal Studies, 2018

This page was last updated 21 July 2020

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