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L Teal Emery

L Teal Emery

Adjunct Lecturer


Teal Emery is a research analyst who uses modern data science tools to uncover actionable insights relevant to policymaking, financial markets, and business.He worked for seven years as an emerging markets investment research analyst for Morgan Stanley Investment Management (MSIM). He traveled regularly to Africa, the Middle East, and across the developing world to meet with economic policymakers, business people, and civil society. He has a strong interest in sustainability issues and created MSIM’s first sovereign ESG framework.Over time, he increasingly moved towards a data science approach (using R and Python) to economic and financial analysis. In 2020, he left Morgan Stanley and began working as a consultant to the World Bank on analysis and thought leadership related to aligning sovereign debt investing with sustainability goals. Currently, he is the founder and lead researcher for Teal Insights, a research consultancy focused on sustainability, emerging markets, and sovereign debt.



  • Africa
  • Middle East


  • Sustainable Finance
  • Sovereign Debt
  • Emerging Markets
  • Data Analysis & Visualization