Soumaya is the economics correspondent for The Economist. Her undergraduate degree was in economics and so was her master’s degree. Before joining journalism, she worked as a policy advisor at the Treasury and a researcher at the Institute for Fiscal Studies, where she worked on pensions, the public finances and health. At The Economist she has written about topics like whether feminist economics is really different from the normal kind, how to get food aid to refugees and labour laws. Recently, she has been covering trade, and how Donald Trump might affect it.