Isabella is currently completing her Ph.D. at the University of Cambridge and was recently a visiting researcher at Tsinghua University (Beijing). She has an M.Phil. and an M.A. in Economics from the New School for Social Research (New York), a B.A. in Politics and Economics from Free University Berlin and studied Chinese at Peking University.
Her research combines monetary macroeconomics, contemporary Chinese history, history of economic thought, and global political economy, in particular she is interested in the role of economic thinking and research in periods of deep social transformations. Her current project investigates the intellectual underpinnings of China’s economic reform process.