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 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.