Dr Desné Masie is visiting researcher at the Wits School of Governance in international political economy. Her research programme is primarily in international economics, covering financialisation, poverty and inequality, and African geopolitical economy. She is the co-host of the African Arguments podcast, an economics contributor to The Times, and an associate of the Democracy Works Foundation. She was a capital markets editor at the Financial Mail in Johannesburg, and the corporate relationship manager of the Royal African Society in London. She has had invited speaking engagements at the Frontline Club and the Institute of Commonwealth Studies in London. She holds a PhD in Finance (Edinburgh), MSc Finance & Financial Law (London), BA Hons (Unisa) and BA (Wits).