Economics, Finance and Aid

In the post-pandemic transition, policymakers will be forced to find ways to tackle key issues such as inequality, the long run distribution of resources, labour market fragilities and the transition towards low carbon economies. In this context, effective harnessing of innovation and emerging technologies will be pivotal to sustainable development.

Meanwhile, the new emergence of multipolarity with the BRICS countries – Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa – is heavily influencing the stance of global relations and initiatives like China’s Belt and Road are redesigning economic geography, with increasing competition for investment in developing countries. The research cluster on Economics, Finance and Development aims at providing a strong and multidisciplinary research to monitor the next years of development around the world, enhancing awareness of new trends from an unbiased perspective.


Income wealth redistribution

Energy transition

Inclusive infrastructure development

South to south cooperation

Development financing

Technology for development

Macro-fiscal sustainability


Diego Castañeda Garza

Research Associate

Head of Cluster

Valeria Lauria | A-id: Agenda for International Development

Valeria Lauria

Founder and Director

Saite Lu | A-id: Agenda for International Development

Saite Lu

Research Associate

Articles on this Topic

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Freedom from want?

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Who is poor?

Maggio 30, 2018