Economic and Financial Committee (ECOFIN)

Level: Intermediate

The Economic and Financial Committee (ECOFIN) is the second committee of the United Nations General Assembly. The committee was established with the rest of the General Assembly in 1945. Primarily, the committee aims to address issues related to economic growth and development with specific regard to macroeconomic policy questions, financing for development and globalisation and international trade.


Topics:

  1. Measures towards stabilising the world economy and minimising spillover effects through the international financial system (Fictional topic)
  2. The question of the role of cryptocurrencies in facilitating international criminal activity


The Committee's Study Guide can be found here.

The Committee's Rules of Procedure will be released soon ahead of our Position Paper due date for delegates.

Email address for Committee Directors - cuimun.xxv.ecofin@gmail.com

 Johannes (Jannis) Giavridis

Director

Johannes (Jannis) Giavridis

18, Greek and German

Occupation: Management and European Business student at ESCP Europe

MUN Experience: Johannes is in the final year of his BSc in Management and European Business, and recently handed in his dissertation on the subject of Income Inequality and GDP. He is also currently completing an internship in the Financial Services division of Accenture Consulting in Munich. Since the age of 13 MUN has been a defining factor in Johannes’ personal development.

Hobbies: Aside from MUN his greatest hobby is, as nerdy as it sounds, playing chess.

Fun Fact: Johannes can also do a ballerina split and those who show up late in committee will be forced to perform one.

 Aida Marinaki

Assistant Director

Aida Marinaki

18, British and Greek

Occupation: Law student at the University of Surrey

MUN Experience: She decided to begin participating in MUN as a High School student. Since then Aida has had the privilege to serve as a Committee Director and a Secretarial Officer in various MUN conferences and has been encouraged to take part in related events through which she has acquired invaluable experiences from becoming a Chairperson at Regional and International Fora of the European Youth Parliament to breaking to the semi-finals and finals of Debate Tournaments. Last year Aida travelled to 5 different countries to attend conferences.

Hobbies: When she is not studying or preparing for her next conference, she enjoys ice-skating.

Fun Fact: Aida is aspiring to study a second degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics, and also wants to get a pilot's license.

 Michael Webb

Assistant Director

Michael Webb

18, British

Occupation: Politics and International Relations student at the University of Kent

MUN Experience: Unfortunately, Michael has only been doing MUN for 3 years, as his High School in Essex had no idea what it was so he had to wait until he arrived in Canterbury to see what all the fuss was about. Since he started University, Michael has been hooked! CUIMUN will be his 11th conference and he can’t wait to see what ideas delegates will bring to the table.

Hobbies: Michael also likes to pretend that he has a life and some hobbies beyond MUN – he enjoys making cocktails and playing a good deal of sport. Like the boring Englishman he is, you won’t see him far from the cricket field or the tennis court when the sun finally graces us with its presence.

Fun Fact: Michael is also a keen traveller and has an unnatural love of the US, where he likes to spend most his family time. He is looking forward to visiting Tokyo in March for yet another MUN conference, and hopes to see many of CUIMUN’s attendees there.