Daniela Strube currently works for the NSW government. She previously worked as a Research Fellow with the G20 Studies Centre at the Lowy Institute and holds a PhD in Economics. Her PhD research focused on how macroeconomic models can better reflect local economic development conditions. A large part of her research has been conducted as a visiting researcher at the London School of Economics and the Australian National University. She also holds a Master’s degree in Economics from the College of Europe, Belgium, and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Maastricht, Netherlands. Daniela has previously worked for the European Commission and the German federal government on issues relating to telecommuications regulation, research policy as well as development cooperation and economic development policy. She has a particular interest in international economics, economic geography and development issues. Daniela gained international experience by living and working in a number of countries including Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Germany, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.