Nicolas Lippolis is a doctoral candidate in Politics and a researcher at the Centre for the Study of African Economies, University of Oxford. His current research deals with the politics of industrial policy in Ethiopia and Angola. His broader research interests are in development strategies and the political economy of development, with a regional focus on Africa and Latin America, as well as on China-Africa relations.
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.