Susanne is a PhD candidate in Economic Geography. Her research focus is on urbanization, cities and economic growth with special attention to developing countries.
Furthermore, Susanne is a consultant with the World Bank’s Trade & Competitiveness Practice, where – among other things – she co-led the research team of a forthcoming report on Special Economic Zones in developing countries.
Prior to the PhD, Susanne worked for several years with Dalberg Global Development Advisors, supporting international organizations and governments such as the Gates Foundation and the International Trade Centre in their strategic planning processes. She spent two years in Guatemala, working for Fundesa, a private sector funded think tank, and in close collaboration with the Guatemalan Ministry of Economy on economic policies for the country.
Susanne holds an MSc in Development Studies from LSE and a BA in International Affairs from the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland.