Monica Ballesteros Arias

Senior Manager, Policy & Insights at Economist Impact

Monica Ballesteros is a senior manager in the Policy & Insights team at Economist Impact. Monica works with clients in the private and nonprofit sectors on research programs that aim to answer some of the critical economic and public policy questions facing our world. At Economist Impact she has led several bespoke research engagements that aim to promote more inclusive financial and digital ecosystems, including the Global Microscope which assesses the enabling environment for financial inclusion in 44 countries around the world.

Monica has over 10 years of experience as a communications and research professional. Prior to her time at The Economist Group, Monica worked in the International Affairs Unit of Mexico’s Ministry of Finance and Public Credit, where she was part of the G20 task force. She also worked as an account manager in one of Mexico’s most prominent consulting firms, where she designed and implemented communications, crisis management, and corporate responsibility strategies for multinational corporations in the retail, infrastructure, insurance, and energy sectors. She holds a master’s degree in international economics from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and a bachelor’s degree in political science from Wellesley College.

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