Rebecca  Maria Mari

Rebecca Maria Mari

PhD candidate in Economic Geography

Department of Geography and Environment

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Key Expertise
Macroeconomics, Public Debt sustainability, Economic Geography

About me

Rebecca’s research focuses on applied regional economics with an emphasis on the multi-level interaction of economic policies, particularly on fiscal policies and constraints.

Prior to pursuing her PhD, Rebecca was an Economist at the Bank of England, acting as the principal desk economist for Italy and monitoring the macroeconomic and financial outlook of the Euro-Area. She developed expertise in sovereign fiscal sustainability and public debt and attended several workshops and expert groups organized by the European Commission and the International Monetary Fund. Previously, she gained experience in financial markets at Citigroup in London and as a researcher at the Central Bank of Poland in Warsaw.

Rebecca holds a MSc in Finance and Economics from LSE and a BSc in International Economics from Bocconi University. She has also studied at Dartmouth College.

Skills: STATA, EViews

Media: “Eurosceptic baby boomers gave Leave campaign a one-off boost”, article on Financial Times, November 6, 2018. 

Publications: “Will Brexit Age Well? Cohort, Seasoning and the Age-Leave Gradient, Past, Present and Future”, with Barry Eichengreen and Gregory Thwaites, NBER Working Paper, CEPR Discussion Paper, BAFFI-Carefin WP, November 2018      

Scholarships and awards: 
Armenian Economic Association Annual Meetings 2019, Yerevan, Travel Grant  

Member of Centre for Macroeconomics at London School of Economics 
Fellow at BAFFI-Carefin Centre, Bocconi University

Positions held: 
Economist at Bank of England


Expertise Details

Macroeconomics; fiscal policy; EU regional policy