Oriana Montti


Welcome! I am a Ph.D. candidate in International Economics and Finance at Brandeis University, USA.

I am currently located in the UK, where I am a Ph.D. research visitor in the International Business and Strategy Department at the Henley Business School, University of Reading.  

Next September, I will be moving to Madrid to join the Department of Economics at Comillas Pontifical University - ICADE as an Assistant Professor. 

My research interests lie at the intersection of International Trade Policy, International Business, and Political Economy, with a focus on the renewable energy sector. 

I study the unintended consequences of protectionist policies on the international allocation of resources. In particular, how they impact multinational firms' international investment and production decisions. 

In my job market paper, I find the effects of US anti-dumping and countervailing duties on Foreign Direct Investment by Chinese firms in the solar panel industry. I find that the year the policy is implemented, targeted firms increase greenfield FDI by 145 million dollars, from a previous average of 9 million. My results document FDI diversion that modifies investment patterns in the short run and eludes the trade barriers in the medium run, weakening the intended effects of the protectionist policy.

I also work on Latin American Economic History and Development. 

I co-organized the First GSIPE Conference on International Economics and Political Economy held in Waltham, MA, USA.

Before my Ph.D. studies, I worked as an adviser at the Ministry of Economy and Finance in Uruguay, my home country.