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Research Fellow, Oxford Martin Programme on African Governance


Nicolas Lippolis

Research and Policy Officer, Centre for the Study of African Economies, Blavatnik School of Government

Nicolas Lippolis is a doctoral candidate in Politics and a researcher at the Centre for the Study of African Economies, University of Oxford. His research deals with the political economy of industrial policy in Africa, focusing on Ethiopia and Angola.

Prior to starting the DPhil, Nicolas was based at the Blavatnik School of Government, where he was part of the project on “Rethinking African Paths to Industrial Development”, which aimed to reshape the policy agenda on industrialisation.

Nicolas holds a BA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics, and an MSc in Economics for Development, both from Oxford University. Prior to joining the Blavatnik School, he worked in the Macroeconomics Research department at Goldman Sachs in London.

His research interests are in development strategies, industrial policy, state-building, and the political economy of development, with a regional focus on Africa and Latin America.