Lauren M. Phillips is Adjunct Professor of International Political Economy at SAIS Europe
Lead Advisor, Policy & Results, International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) Rome
Lauren Phillips is an international political economist specialized in development as well as finance; she has published on subjects related to Latin American financial markets and politics, US financialization and policy preferences, European sovereign borrowing and global governance. From 2008-2014 she was an Assistant Professor in the Department of International Relations at the London School of Economics; she currently leads a team focused on development results and strategy for a specialized agency of the United Nations and International Financial Institution (IFAD), where she has worked since 2015. She has also worked in finance, political risk and for a large NGO. Her undergraduate and master’s degrees are from Stanford University; her PhD is from the London School of Economics. She lives in Rome with her husband and two children and speaks Spanish, Portuguese and Italian fluently.