Globalisation has been credited with many economic achievements and blamed for many ills around the world over the past decades. It has been perceived as a promoter of growth and prosperity, lifting hundreds of millions in the developing world out of poverty, as well as a force causing inequality and economic and political polarisation. The International Trade and Regional Economics programme is a platform for leading economists engaged in cutting-edge theoretical and empirical research to share their findings and exchange views on topics related to cross-border trade, investment and migration as well as economic geography. In addition to pushing the frontiers of knowledge, the programme aims to generate research findings that can lead to useful and actionable policy advice.

Key areas covered are:

  • international trade
  • economic geography, urban and regional economics
  • multinationals and foreign direct investment
  • cross-border trade in services
  • migration
  • WTO and regional integration

Programme Directors

Researchers

Gabriel Ahlfeldt

Professor of Urban Economics and Land Development London School of Economics and Political Science

Francisco Alcala

Research fellow Research fellow Research Professor University of Murcia

Mary Amiti

Vice President Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Kym Anderson

Honorary Professor of Economics at the Crawford School of Public Policy Australian National University; Research Fellow CEPR; Honorary Professor Professor Emeritus of Economics University of Adelaide

Richard Baldwin

Professor of International Economics Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies; Associate Member, Nuffield College Department of Economics, University of Oxford; Founder & Editor-in-Chief VoxEU.org

VoxEU Editor in Chief / Fellow, International Trade and Regional Economics

Paulo Bastos

Senior Economist, Development Research Group The World Bank

Nicolas Berman

Associate Professor (on leave) Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies; Holder of Research Chair University of Aix-Marseille

Andrew Bernard

Kadas T'90 Distinguished Professor, Tuck School of Business Dartmouth College

Matilde Bombardini

Associate Professor, Vancouver School of Economics University of British Columbia

Chad Bown

Reginald Jones Senior Fellow Peterson Institute for International Economics

Olivier Cadot

Professor, International Economics; and Director, Institute of Applied Economics HEC-Lausanne (University of Lausanne)

Natalie Chen

Associate Professor University of Warwick; Research Fellow CEPR

Meredith A. Crowley

University Reader, University of Cambridge; Fellow, St. John’s College Judge Business School, University of Cambridge

Jan De Loecker

Assistant Professor of Economics and Public Affairs Princeton University

Klaus Desmet

Research Fellow CEPR; Professor Southern Methodist University

Swati Dhingra

Associate Professor, Department of Economics London School of Economics and Political Science

Jonathan Dingel

Associate Professor of Economics at the Booth School of Business Department of Economics, University of Chicago

David Dorn

Chair of International Trade and Labor Markets University of Zurich; UBS Foundation Professor of Globalization and Labor Markets

Axel Dreher

Professor of International and Development Politics Heidelberg University

Joseph Francois

Managing Director of the World Trade Instituta (WTI), University Bern and Professor of International Economics University of Bern

Caroline Freund

Director, Trade, Regional Integration and Investment Climate The World Bank Group

Gino Gancia

Professor of Economics Queen Mary University of London

Laurent Gobillon

Research Fellow CEPR; Research Fellow IZA Institute of Labor Economics; CNRS Senior Researcher CNRS and Paris School of Economics

Keith Head

Professor in the Strategy and Business Economics division at the Sauder School of Business University of British Columbia

Vernon Henderson

School Professor of Economic Geography London School of Economics and Political Science

Bernard Hoekman

Professor and Director of Global Economics, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies DSE Alma Mater Studiorum - Bologna University

Wolfgang Keller

Director of the McGuire Center for International Economics and Professor University of Colorado Boulder

Robert Koopman

Chief Economist and Director of the USITC Office of Economics U.S. International Trade Commission

Miklós Koren

Professor, Department of Economics Central European University; Research Affiliate CEPR

Miren Lafourcade

Professor of Economics University of Valenciennes and Hainaut-Cambresis

Andrei Levchenko

Professor Research Fellow CEPR; Professor of Economics University of Michigan–Ann Arbor; Research Fellow Professor of Economics

Dalia Marin

TUM School of Management, Technical University of Munich Technical University of Munich

Philippe Martin

Vice President, Europe CEPR; Chair French Council of Economic Analysis; Professor of Economics Sciences Po Paris

Anna Mayda

Associate Professor of Economics Georgetown University

Anna Mayda

Research Affiliate CEPR; Associate Professor of Economics Georgetown University

Marc J Melitz

David A. Wells Professor of Political Economy, Harvard University

Volker Nocke

Vice Chancellor's Fellow Professor of Economics Universität Mannheim

Luca David Opromolla

Owens Distinguished Professor of International Economics North Carolina State University Poole College of Management

Henry Overman

Professor of Economic Geography London School of Economics and Political Science

Nina Pavcnik

Research Affiliate CEPR; Niehaus Family Professor of International Studies, Professor of Economics Dartmouth College

Steven Poelhekke

Adjunct Professor Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam; Professor of International Environmental Economics University of Auckland

Natalia Ramondo

Research Associate National Bureau of Economic Research; Associate Professor of Economics University of California, San Diego

Veronica Rappoport

Associate Professor at the Managerial Economics and Strategy Group, Department of Management, London School of Economics and Political Science

Andrés Rodríguez-Pose

Princesa de Asturias Chair and Professor of Economic Geography London School of Economics and Political Science; Research Fellow CEPR

Andrew Rose

Research Fellow CEPR; Professor of International Business, in the Economic Analysis and Policy Group, Haas School of Business University of California, Berkeley

Esteban Rossi-Hansberg

Theodore A. Wells '29 Professor of Economics Princeton University; Glen A. Lloyd Distinguished Service Professor

Thomas Sampson

Associate Professor London School of Economics and Political Science

Philip Sauré

Professor of Economics Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz

Peter Schott

Juan Trippe Professor of Economics Yale School of Management; Juan Trippe Professor of Economics at the Yale School of Management Yale University

Mine Senses

Associate Professor of International Economics John Hopkins University; Associate Professor

Joana Silva

Senior Research Economist The World Bank; Associate Professor Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Católica Lisbon School of Business and Economics, Portugal

Ina Simonovska

Associate Professor Associate Professor University of California, Davis

Helen Simpson

Professor of Economics Professor of Economics University of Bristol; Professor of Economics

Antonio Spilimbergo

Deputy Director, IMF Research Department International Monetary Fund (IMF); Research Fellow CEPR; Deputy Director - Research Department

Daniel Sturm

Professor of Economics London School of Economics and Political Science

Jens Südekum

Professor of International Economics at the Düsseldorf Institute for Competition Economics Heinrich-Heine-University Duesseldorf

Mathias Thoenig

Research Fellow CEPR; Professor of Economics HEC-Lausanne (University of Lausanne)

Farid Toubal

Professor of Economics CEPII - Research and Expertise on the World Economy

Anthony Venables

Honorary Senior Research Fellow Research Professor (part time) Monash University; Professor of Economics Monash University; Professor of Economics Department of Economics, University of Oxford

Thierry Verdier

Professor of Economics CNRS and Paris School of Economics; Professor of Economics Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro

Reinhilde Veugelers

Professor of Managerial Economics, Strategy and Innovation Katholieke Universiteit Leuven

Shang-Jin Wei

Professor of Finance and Economics, and NT Wang Chair in Chinese Business and Economy Columbia University

David Weinstein

Carl S. Shoup Professor of the Japanese Economy and Associate Director of Research Center on Japanese Economy and Business

Ian Wooton

Professor of Economics University of Strathclyde

Yanos Zylberberg

Associate Professor in Economics University of Bristol; Postdoctoral Researcher at CREI Univeristat Pompeu Fabra, CREi and BSE

Research affiliates

Gábor Békés

Assistant Professor Central European University; Research Fellow at Institute of Economics Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Kamran Bilir

Assistant Professor of Economics and Mary Claire Phipps Fellow University of Wisconsin–Madison

Banu Demir

Assistant Professor of Economics Bilkent University; Research Affiliate CEPR

Cecile Gaubert

Assistant Professor of Economics University of California, Berkeley

Lu Han

Lecturer University of Liverpool

Isabela Manelici

Assistant Professor of Economics London School of Economics and Political Science

Joan Monras

Assistant Professor of Economics ICREA Universitat Pompeu Fabra; Assistant Professor of Economics Univeristat Pompeu Fabra, CREi and BSE

Dmitry Mukhin

Assistant Professor of Economics London School of Economics and Political Science

Laura Ogliari

Assistant professor, Department of Economics University of Torino

Catherine Thomas

Associate Professor of Managerial Economics London School of Economics and Political Science

Felix Tintelnot

Assistant Professor of Economics Department of Economics, University of Chicago

Chenzi Xu

Assistant Professor Finance, Graduate School of Business Stanford University

Yuan Zi

Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics University of Oslo