Semiray Kasoolu

Semiray Kasoolu

Former Research Fellow
Semiray Kasoolu

Semiray joined the Center for International Development's Growth Lab as a Research Fellow in 2017.

Prior to joining CID, she worked with the World SME Forum in the Republic of Georgia to diagnose constraints to the growth of small and medium-sized enterprises and to design solutions to facilitate their integration into global value chains. She also worked as an Analyst at Goldman Sachs, focusing on portfolio monitoring and analysis.

Semiray holds a B.S. in Economics and Accounting from Saint Peter’s University and a Master in Public Administration in International Development (MPA/ID, 2017) from the Harvard Kennedy School.

Her research interests include private sector development and competitiveness and she is passionate about using data science techniques to formulate policy recommendations to contribute to these areas.

Current Research/Projects Areas of Expertise
Jordan Economic Diversification
Economic Diversification in Saudi Arabia Growth Diagnostics
Western Australia Labor Market Research


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Center for International Development
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