Senior Economics and Policy Researcher
Nicolas Maennling leads the economics and policy research at CCSI. He is a development economist with experience in the public and private sectors. At CCSI he works on designing strategies and tools to maximize the benefits and minimize the negative externalities of extractive industry investments. He has led trainings and advisory projects on taxation systems, financial modeling, linkages to extractive industry projects, economic diversification, revenue management and sub-national distribution systems. Recently his focus has been on supporting governments and companies to integrate the SDGs in their strategies, and assessing how the extractive industry sector can support the energy transition. Prior to joining CCSI in 2012, he advised the Ministry of Finance in Timor-Leste on macroeconomic management. Previous to that, he spent three years working in Mozambique, first as an ODI fellow in the Ministry of Industry and Trade and then as a consultant for a commodity shipping company and several donors. He received a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the University of Birmingham (UK) and a Master of Science in Economics from the University of Warwick (UK).