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Isabella Massa

Research Associate

International Economic Development Group

Portrait of Isabella Massa

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.

  1. The macroeconomic effects of development finance institutions in sub-Saharan Africa

    Research reports

  2. Refugees and migrants taking hidden routes as Europe spends at least €17 billion on borders and deterrents - new report

    Press Release

  3. Europe spends over €17 billion to curb migration

  4. Europe’s refugees and migrants: hidden flows, tightened borders and spiralling costs

    Research reports

  5. Untangling the data: assessing the accuracy of official refugee-related costs in Europe

    Research reports

  6. The impact of free trade agreements between developed and developing countries on economic development in developing countries: a Rapid Evidence Assessment

    Research reports

  7. Trade facilitation: Rapid Evidence Assessment

    Research reports

  8. Capital Flight and the Financial System

    Working papers

  9. Literature survey on capital account management in low-income countries

    Research reports

  10. Shockwatch Bulletin. Global monetary shocks: impacts and policy responses in sub-saharan Africa

    Working papers

  11. Sustaining growth and structural transformation in Africa: how can a stable and efficient financial sector help?

    Working papers

  12. Aid for trade facilitation in lower-income countries: the role of institutional quality

    Research reports

  13. Financial regulation in low-income countries: balancing inclusive growth with financial stability

    Event

  14. Assessing Aid for Trade: effectiveness, current issues and future directions

    Book/book chapter

  15. Low income countries in the global economic recovery: strengths, vulnerabilities, role of the IMF

    Event

  16. The role of development finance institutions in cushioning investments in vulnerable countries

    Other

  17. European Report on Development 2013 - Post-2015: global action for an inclusive and sustainable future

    Research reports

  18. Shockwatch bulletin: the changing nature of private capital flows to sub-Saharan Africa

    Working papers

  19. The role of development finance institutions in promoting jobs and structural transformation

    Research reports

  20. A brief review of the role of development finance institutions in promoting jobs and productivity change

    Research reports