Swati Dhingra, CEPR Research Fellow, wins the People's Choice Award at the ONS Research Excellence Awards 2019

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Congratulations to Dr Swati Dhingra, CEPR Research Fellow, for winning the People's Choice Award at the Office of National Statistics (ONS) Research Excellence Awards 2019.

The award recognises and celebrates outstanding innovative research carried out using ONS data, to deliver a public benefit to the UK.  

Swati was awarded the prize for her work on Trade and Worker Deskilling: Evidence from the Brexit vote:

“Imported inputs became more expensive as a result of the crash in sterling after the unexpected vote to leave the EU. This has hurt workers in the UK. Industries facing bigger import cost increases cut back on wages and training. Export responses did not vary across industries to undo these effects.”

Dr Dhingra is a CEPR Research Fellow for the International Trade and Regional Economics Progamme, an Associate Professor of Economics at the London School of Economics (LSE) and LSE’s Centre for Economic Performance (CEP). She has contributed widely to CEPR and VoxEU. You can find some of her research here: 

You can find Swati’s CEPR Discussion papers here. They include:

The Comparative Advantage of Firms
Author(s): Johannes Boehm, Swati Dhingra and John Morrow
Published: April 2019

Beyond Tariff Reductions: What Extra Boost From Trade Agreement Provisions?
Author(s): Swati Dhingra, Rebecca Freeman and Eleonora Mavroeidi
Published: March 2018

You can find her Vox columns here, including:
Beyond tariff reductions: The effect of deep provisions on gross and value-added trade
March 2018
The consumer benefits of trade agreements: Evidence from the EU trade policy
March 2018

You can find her VoxDev columns here, including: 
Job security or flexibility?
September 2019 
Piggyback exporting, intermediation, and the distribution of the gains from trade in agricultural markets
December 2017