Dato Aronia

Dato Aronia


Economic Consultant

Dato joined Fideres in September 2019 after completing his M.Sc. in Economics and Institutions at the University of Marburg. His Master's dissertation explored the effects of clientelist hiring practices on economic development in his home country, Georgia. He also holds a B.A. in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from the University of Pennsylvania, where his dissertation leveraged agent-based modelling to compare various insurgent group recruitment strategies. Prior to joining Fideres, Dato completed internships at the Foreign Policy Research Institute, MasterCard, and the Wharton Business School. Since joining, Dato has been building expertise in financial benchmark manipulation, auction bid-rigging, and agricultural antitrust cases.

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Oct 2016 – Mar 2019

Philipps-Universitat Marburg, Co-Teacher

Jun 2014 – Aug 2014

Wharton Entrepreneurial Research Center, Market Strategy Research Intern

Nov 2013 – May 2014

University of Pennsylvania Student Employment, International Student Consultant

Jun 2013 – Aug 2013

MasterCard, Product Management Intern

May 2012 – Aug 2012

Foreign Policy Research Institute, Project Lead Research Intern


2016 – 2019, University of Pennsylvania, M.Sc., Economics and Institutions

DAAD Graduate Scholarship, Top 7%

2010 – 2015, University of Pennsylvania, B.A., Politics, Philosophy and Economics

C.Y. Cho Endowed Scholarship, Top 5%