Field of research: Development

Ana Burduli

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Ana Burduli serves as the Deputy Head of the Private Sector Development Policy Research Center at the ISET Policy Institute. Ana holds a Master’s Degree in Quantitative Economics from the University of Tartu in Estonia (2017) and earned her Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Business Administration from Tbilisi State University (2014).

Before joining the ISET Policy Institute, Ana Burduli worked as a Business Development Officer at the Policy and Management Consulting Group (PMCG). Prior to her tenure at PMCG, Ana Burduli served as a Research Assistant at the Central Bank of Lithuania in its Center for Excellence in Finance and Economic Research (CEFER), where she worked on DSGE models. She also worked as a Mentor for the Masters of Applied Economics Programme at CERGE-EI in Prague. Since October 2019, Ana has been a Visiting Lecturer at Ilia State University, delivering the Principles of Economics course to BA students.

Her research interests include public policy, international trade, and competitiveness.

[Last updated March 2024]



Liam Wren-Lewis

Liam is an Assistant Professor at the Paris School of Economics and INRA. He holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Oxford. He was an Overseas Development Institute Fellow, employed as anEconomist in the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning in Malawi. He also worked as a consultant for the Center for Global Development, Institute for Fiscal Studies, Inter-American Development Bank, Resolution Foundation, Tax Justice Network and World Bank.

Sebastian Hohmann

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Sebastian completed his PhD in Economics at London Business School in 2018. The same fall, he joined SITE as an Assistant Professor.

His research interests include development, political economy and trade.

Pierre-Louis Vézina

Pierre-Louis is Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in Economics affiliated with the Department of Political Economy at King’s College London. Previously he was lecturer at the University of Birmingham and Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Oxford. His research interests include using natural experiments and novel datasets to get a better grasp of policy issues in trade, development, and migration. He holds a PhD in International Economics from the Graduate Institute in Geneva and has been a consultant for the World Bank. He is also Assistant Editor for the European Economic Review. See more at

Maria Perrotta Berlin

Maria Perrotta Berlin is Assistant Professor and Policy and Communication Manager at the Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics (SITE). She earned her Ph.D. from the Institute for International Economic Studies (IIES) at Stockholm University. Maria’s main research interests are development and political economics, with a focus on gender issues and environmental policy.

Last updated September 2023


Erik Meyersson

Erik Meyersson is an Assistant Professor at the Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics (SITE). He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the Institute for International Economic Studies (IIES) at Stockholm University. Meyersson’s research is in political economics and development, with a particular focus on empirical research. He also has a special interest in the Middle East in general, and Turkey in particular.

Anders Olofsgård

Anders Olofsgård

Anders Olofsgård is currently Deputy Director at the Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics (SITE) and Associate Professor at the Stockholm School of Economics. Before that, he was Associate Professor at the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University. He earned his Ph.D. in Economics from the Institute for International Economic Studies (IIES), at Stockholm University, in 2001.

Olofgård’s primary research areas are political economy, development and applied microeconomics, and he has published widely in both economics and political science journals. He has also been a visiting scholar at the research department of the IMF and done work for among others the World Bank, USAID and the Swedish Parliament.

(Last updated November 2019)