Dr Susanne Frick

Dr Susanne Frick

LSE Fellow in Local Economic Development

Department of Geography and Environment

About me

Dr Susanne Frick is a Fellow in Local Economic Development. She initially joined the department as Affiliate Postdoctoral Researcher after completing her PhD in 2017.

Her research focuses on the relationship between urbanization, cities and economic growth as well as industrial policies in emerging and developed countries. She holds a PhD in Economic Geography and a MSc in Development Studies from LSE. She was awarded the 2017 PhD Student Award of the Regional Studies Association.

Susanne has also worked as a consultant with the World Bank’s Trade & Competitiveness Practice, where, among other things, she co-led the research team of a recent 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.