M.A. Candidate – Class of 2019

I grew up in Paris, where I lived for 17 years before moving to the UK for my studies. First, I pursued a Bachelor of Sciences in Economics and Politics at Warwick University and then a Master of Science in Political Economy of Late Development at the London School of Economics. Prior to joining LSE, I worked in different sectors. During my bachelor’s degree, I interned as a summer analyst in the investment banking divisions of both Nomura and HSBC; after my bachelor’s, I worked for a year in 2 startups, based in London and Paris, respectively. While thrilled by the challenges posed by those sectors and the skills acquired along the way, I always had a more genuine interest in macroeconomics and more precisely economic development. Studying development at LSE was an enlightening experience, which convinced me to pursue a career within this sector. I strongly focused on the politics of debt restructuring for middle-income countries, where significant shares of the debt are owed to private/commercial creditors. Applying to Columbia to further my research in this area was therefore a natural choice as it features some of the world’s specialists in the domain.

Research Interests

Within the area of research highlighted above, I am most interested in LATAM countries and, more specifically, Brazil. I am currently writing a dissertation in Economic History covering the Brazilians’ Stand-by-Arrangement in the second half of the 20th century. During the MA, I wish to focus more on the current restructuring system in place and how it could be reformed.  I hope that this research will help me to transform ideas into action in the future.