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 Researchers at the MPI for the Study of Societies

Osama Iqbal

Osama Iqbal
Doctoral Researcher
Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies
Paulstr. 3 | 50676 Cologne | Germany
Phone: +49 221 2767-220


Research Interests

Comparative and International Political Economy; growth models; dominant growth coalitions (Social blocs); China's growing economic influence; BRI; FDI; macroeconomics in International Political Economy



Oct. 2021-present Doctoral Researcher, International Max Planck Research School on the Social and Political Constitution of the Economy (IMPRS-SPCE), Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, Cologne
2020-2021 Analyst, Corporate Financial Services, ExxonMobil, Budapest
2018-2019 Intern, Country (Sovereign) Risk, Morgan Stanley, Budapest
2017-2019 MA, Political Science, Central European University, Budapest
2016 Research Assistant, Department of Political Science, Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS)
2015 Research Assistant (Project: Urbanization and Migration Nexus), Department of Economics, LUMS/LSE
2012-2016 BSc, Political Science, LUMS


Awards and Honors (Selected)

2017-2019: CEU Master's Scholarship, Central European University  
Gold Medalist, O and A Levels Cambridge Examination

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