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Martsella Davitaya

Lecturer in Discipline of International and Public Affairs

Personal Details

Focus: Macroeconomics, Monetary Economics, Household Finance

Martsella Davitaya is a macroeconomist who specializes in household finance. Her research focuses on monetary policy effects, and contributes to understanding how heterogeneity observed at the micro level affects the aggregate economy. Martsella earned her bachelor's degrees with honors in Economics and Finance from a double-degree program at the Higher School of Economics in Moscow and the University of London, under the academic direction of the London School of Economics. She holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Columbia University, where she was the recipient of numerous teaching awards.


  • PhD in Economics, Columbia University; BSc in Economics, Higher School of Economics,
  • BSc in Economics and Finance, University of London

Awards & Honors

  • Wueller Teaching Award, Columbia University, 2020, 2021, 2022;
  • Ralph Erdman Holben Fellowship, Columbia University, 2022;
  • Wueller Fellowship, Columbia University, 2017-2022;
  • Prize for Academic Achievement, University of London, 2017;
  • Academic Excellence Award, University of London, 2017;
  • Merit-based scholarship, Higher School of Economics, 2013-2017

In The Media

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Aug 07 2023