2019 begins with worrying prospects regarding certain realities of the world economy.The International Monetary Fund (IMF) announced at the end of January 2019 that it revised downwards the forecasts for world economic developments over the period 2019-2020, given the persistence of trade tensions and rising political risks, AFP reported.As for the second downgrade of estimates announced by the IMF in the last three months of 2018, the international financial institution warns that a slowdown over the expectations of the Chinese economy and a possible Brexit without a deal are the main risks to its estimates, adding that they could aggravate turmoil on financial markets...............

Author Biography

Elena Gurgu, ''Spiru Haret University", Faculty of Economic Sciences, Bucharest

Born on 20/02/1974, assoc. prof. PhD. Elena Gurgu is now vice-dean of the Faculty of Economic Sciences, Spiru Haret University, Bucharest, being specialized in supporting lectures and master degree courses in international economics and finance, public relations and corporate speech. She is also accredited and active trainer since 2010 till present. In USH her activity takes place within several committees , is also member of several national or international scientific and research societies and associations, and reviewer in some journals indexed in IDB. She is currently managing the master's programs in Marketing inside the  Faculty of Economic Sciences. Begining 2016 she is envolved in scientific research field as deputy chief editor of Annals of Spiru Haret University. Economic Series, a jounal with a tradition of 16th years in academic  research field. Her personal biography can be found in the pages of Who is Who - Encyclopedia of Personalities in Romania.Further details about her publications, academic and research career at: can access her papers on SSRN at: ID:




How to Cite

Gurgu, E. (2019). Foreword. Annals of Spiru Haret University. Economic Series, 19(1), 15–20.