Nicolas Maennling leads the economics and policy research at CCSI and is a development economist with experience in the public and private sectors. From 2011-2012, he advised the Ministry of Finance in Timor-Leste on issues including inflation, macroeconomic forecasting and fiscal sustainability, as part of the Earth Institute’s advisory project to the Government. Previous to his employment at the Earth Institute, he spent three years in Mozambique, first as the resident Overseas Development Institute fellow in the Ministry of Industry and Trade working on the design and implementation of Mozambique’s industrial policy. He then served as a consultant for a private bulk commodity shipping company, LBH Group, and the UK Department for International Development (DfID) on resource extraction projects in northern Mozambique. He received a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the University of Birmingham (UK) and a Master of Science in Economics from the University of Warwick (UK).