Paola is an economist, writer and commentator; expert in the functioning and governance of the international and monetary system.
As an Italian national based in London, Paola enjoys a strong international network. She holds formal affiliations with many organisations, including Queen Mary University of London, Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust, BlackRock Greater Europe Investment Trust, and the University of Bologna. She is also the former director of international economic research at Chatham House, a position that she held for ten years.
Paola’s most recent book, The People’s Money: How China is building a global currency, was published by Columbia University Press in 2016. The same year, she was awarded the honour Cavaliere dell’Ordine della Stella d’Italia.
PAOLA SUBACCHI, FOUNDING DIRECTOR
Holly joined Essential Economics as a research assistant in 2018 after dabbling in London's startup scene. Holly's formal background is in analytic philosophy; she has a first class undergraduate degree from the University of Glasgow and a masters degree from UCL.