Department of Economics

Dr Marina Zucker-Marques

Key information

Department of Economics Postdoctoral Researcher
PhD (FU Berlin)
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Marina Zucker-Marques is a postdoctoral researcher at the “Debt Relief for a Green and Inclusive Recovery” project.

Previously, she worked at the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) in the Debt and Development Finance Branch (Globalization and Development Strategies). Marina holds a PhD from Freie Universität Berlin, where she defended her thesis on institutional and political-economic drivers of renminbi Internationalization. Marina is Brazilian and holds a Bachelor’s degree from FACAMP, and a master’s from Zhejiang Gongshang University.

Key publications


(2022) The role of institutions: a cross-country analysis of renminbi trading in foreign exchange markets. China and World Economy. v. 30, n. 3, p. 42-74, 2022. (with Pedro Perfeito)

(2021) China: capital flight or renminbi internationalization? Review of Keynesian Economics . V9, n. 4, p. 552-574. (with Paulo Van Noije and Bruno de Conti).

Book Chapter

(2023 Forthcoming). Development, Debt and the Feminist agenda: Retrospective and Prospective (with Penelope Hawkins). Chapter of the book “Feminism in Public Debt (too): a Human Rights Approach”, organized by Juan Pablo Bohoslavsky and Mariana Rulli.


(2023) Unequal Access to The Global Financial Safety Net: An Index for the Quality of Crisis Finance. Freie Universität Berlin, School of Business and Economics Discussion Paper 2023/4. Available at:

(2022) No one left Behind? COVID-19 and the shortcomings of the Global Financial Safety Net for low and midlle-income countries. UNCTAD Research Paper. (with Laurissa Muehlich, Barbara Fritz and William N. Kring). Available at:

(2021) Financial statecraft and transaction costs: the case of renminbi internationalization. Freie Universität Berlin, School of Business & Economics Discussion Paper No. 2021/09. Available at:

(2021) Global Financial Safety Net Tracker. (with Kring, William N., Laurissa Mühlich, Barbara Fritz, Kevin P. Gallagher, Joshua D. Pitts, Natalia Gaitán). Available at:

Research interests

International Finance, Global Economic Governance, International Political Economy, China and globalisation, Global Financial Safety Net, Sovereign Debt


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