Daniela Muhaj

Daniela Muhaj

Research Fellow, Growth Lab
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Daniela joined the Center for International Development's Growth Lab as a Research Fellow in 2018.

Before joining the CID, she worked with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in Washington D.C. conducting country surveillance and research on labor markets, economic polarization, and structural reforms. She has also investigated the macroeconomic effects of the 2008 financial crisis with the Central Bank of Slovenia, and worked as a business consultant at the Center for Innovation & Growth (Cleveland, Ohio). In 2013, she received an ASIANetwork Freeman Foundation fellowship to conduct field research on the socio-economic effects of urban relocation and demolition in China.

Daniela holds a dual degree in Mathematical Economics and International Relations from Baldwin Wallace University, and a Master’s in International Economics and Relations from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).

She is enthusiastic about harnessing the power of mathematical modeling, econometric techniques, machine learning, and behavioral economics to diagnose economic issues and inform effective policy making. Her research interests include labor economics (the future of work, upskilling, employment polarization), structural reforms, economic diversification, network science, and complexity.