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Lara Merling
Senior Research Fellow

Lara Merling is a Senior Policy Advisor at the Boston University Center for Global Development Policy working with the Global Economic Governance Initiative and the Task Force on Climate, Development and the International Monetary Fund to advance a development-centered and inclusive policy framework at international financial institutions.

Before joining the GDP Center, Lara worked for the International Trade Union Confederation, representing the global labor movement with international financial institutions and within the G20 context. Prior to that, Lara was a research associate at the Center for Economic and Policy Research, where her research focused on highlighting the negative impact austerity policies generally have on living standards and economic stability. 

Lara holds a B.A. in Mathematics from Bard College and an M.S. in Economic Policy and Theory from the Levy Economics Institute.

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