Facundo Albornoz holds a PhD in Economics from the EHESS/Paris School of Economics. He joined the University of Nottingham in 2015, where he is currently Professor and Head of School. Before coming to Nottingham he held academic positions at the University of Birmingham and the Universidad de San Andrés in Argentina. He is a Research Fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), Argentine National Scientific and Technical Research Council (CONICET), the Leverhulme Centre for Research on Globalisation and Economic Policy (GEP) and the Nottingham Interdisciplinary Centre for Economic and Political Research (NICEP). Facundo works in a variety of research areas such as international trade (firm export dynamics), education policy (behavioural interactions within the school system), cultural dynamics and international political economics (the effect of foreign interventions on conflict and democracy), with an underlying common interest in development economics. He has published in academic journals such as the Journal of International Economics, Journal of Development Economics, Economic Journal, Journal of Economic Literature and Journal of the European Economic Association. His research has been funded by the ESRC and the British Academy, and he has undertaken advisory work for agencies such as the World Bank, IADB and the OEI.