Dr. Elisabetta Gentile is an economist at the Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department of the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the multilateral development bank that promotes social and economic development in Asia. She performs policy-oriented research that contributes to the Department’s flagship publications, and supports member countries through the processes of decision-making, policy implementation, and impact evaluation.
Prior to joining ADB, Dr. Gentile was a lecturer at the Department of Economics of the National University of Singapore, where she focused on economic integration and development. Before she became an economist, Dr. Gentile worked as a financial analyst at the United Nations and the European Commission, where she participated directly in the budget negotiations, and subsequently for a multinational corporation.
Dr. Gentile has a Ph.D. and M.A. in Economic from the University of Houston, where she has earned both departmental and university-wide teaching excellence awards. She also has a M.S. in Financial Management from the New Jersey Institute of Technology, and a Laurea (Master’s equivalent) in Public Policy and International Organizations from Università degli Studi di Siena (Italy). She has participated in international research conferences in America, Europe, and Asia. She has published in top economics journals, and has additional articles and a book under review for publication.