Isabella Massa

Isabella Massa

Research Associate
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Isabella has policy-oriented research experience, in particular with respect to African countries. Before joining ODI, she worked as an economist at the International Monetary Fund’s Middle East and Central Asia Department.

Dr Isabella Massa has policy-oriented research experience, in particular with respect to African countries. Before joining ODI, she has worked as an Economist (FIP) at the International Monetary Fund within the Middle East and Central Asia Department, and has developed an extensive academic experience as research assistant and instructor in different international universities. Her research interests focus on private capital flows, stock markets development and economic growth. She has published in the Emerging Markets Review, African Development Review, Applied Financial Economics, International Review of Financial Analysis and in institutional working papers as well as occasional papers. She has a PhD in Economics and Organization at Ca’ Foscari University in Venice, Italy.

Media Coverage

Isabella speaks regularly on TV, radio and print media outlets. She has appeared in BBC Focus on Africa and Newshour programmes, while her work on the Eurozone crisis and the BRICs has been covered extensively by outlets including the Guardian, Economist and This is Africa.

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