Alexandra Digby, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
College of Social Sciences
College of Business


  • Awarded research prizes by the Centre for History and Economics & the Centre for Financial History at the University of Cambridge; winner of the 2018 Market and Social Research Society Prize for best paper; winner of the 2019 Pierangelo Garegnani Prize for best doctoral thesis in economics
  • Assistant Editor of The Economist’s Open Future initiative; articles published in The Economist; judge and editor of The Economist’s Essay Competition for young people
  • Research published by various UK government and research departments including the Treasury, Department for Education, and the Institute for Social and Economic Research

Before joining Minerva, Alexandra Digby was a lecturer in economic history at the University of Cambridge where she taught classes on the relationship between economy and society and on the history of economic thought. She has also worked as a consultant for the United Kingdom government and, more recently, as a writer and assistant editor at The Economist.

Professor Digby earned her Ph.D. in economic history from the University of Cambridge and her B.A. (First Class) in economics from the University of Manchester. She is committed to teaching economics from an interdisciplinary perspective and is passionate about the history of economic ideas.