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

Beata Javorcik

Chief Economist European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD); Professor of Economics University Of Oxford

Research Fellows

Gabriel Ahlfeldt

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

Francisco Alcalá

Research Professor Instituto Valenciano de Investigaciones Económicas (Ivie)

Laura Alfaro

Warren Alpert Professor of Business Administration Harvard University

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; Professor Emeritus of Economics University Of Adelaide

Pol Antràs

Robert G. Ory Professor of Economics Harvard University

Raphael Auer

Head, BIS Innovation Hub Eurosystem Centre Bank For International Settlements

Richard Baldwin

Professor of International Economics IMD Business School, Lausanne; VoxEU Founder & Editor-in-Chief VoxEU.org

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

Paulo Bastos

Senior Economist, Development Research Group The World Bank

Gábor Békés

Associate Professor Central European University; Senior Research Fellow KRTK - Institute of Economics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Nicolas Berman

CNRS Researcher Associate Professor (on leave) Geneva Graduate Institute (IHEID); Holder of Research Chair University of Aix-Marseille

Andrew Bernard

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

Matilde Bombardini

Associate Professor in the Business and Public Policy Group University of California Berkeley, Haas School of Business

Alessandra Bonfiglioli

Professor of Economics (on leave) Queen Mary University Of London; Professor of Economics University Of Bergamo; Full Professor of Economics

Kirill Borusyak

Edwin C. Voorhees Endowed Assistant Professor in Agricultural and Resource Economics University of California, Berkeley

Chad Bown

Reginald Jones Senior Fellow Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE); U.S. Department of State Chief Economist

Thomas Chaney

Associated Professor of Economics Sciences Po Paris; Professor of Economics University Of Southern California

Paola Conconi

Professorial Fellow at New College Oxford and a Professor of Economics (Statutory Chair) University Of Oxford

Arnaud Costinot

Professor of Economics and Associate Head Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Meredith A. Crowley

Professor of Economics; Fellow, St. John's College Cambridge University Of Cambridge

Jaime de Melo

Advisor Foundation for studies and Research on International Development (FERDI); Emeritus professor University Of Geneva

Klaus Desmet

Altshuler Professor of Cities, Regions and Globalization 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 University Of Chicago

Dave Donaldson

Professor of Economics Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

David Dorn

UBS Foundation Professor of Globalization and Labor Markets University Of Zurich

Axel Dreher

Professor of Economics and Chair of International and Development Politics Heidelberg University

Gilles Duranton

Professor and Dean's chair in real estate The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania

Carsten Eckel

Professor of Economics Bibliothek Wirtscharftswiseneschaften - University of Munich; Chair Holder Ludwig-Maximilians University of Munich (LMU); Professor Ludwig-maximilians-universität München

Jan Eeckhout

Professor ICREA-Universitat Pompeu Fabra and Barcelona School of Economics

Barry Eichengreen

George C. Pardee and Helen N. Pardee Professor of Economics and Political Science University of California, Berkeley

Giovanni Facchini

Professor of Economics in the Faculty of Social Sciences University Of Nottingham

Joseph Francois

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

Caroline Freund

Dean of the UC San Diego School of Global Policy and Strategy University of California, San Diego

Richard Friberg

Jacob Wallenberg Professor of Economics Stockholm School Of Economics

Stefania Garetto

Associate Professor of Economics Boston University; Research Associate National Bureau Of Economic Research (NBER)

Laurent Gobillon

Research Fellow Iza Institute Of Labor Economics; CNRS Senior Researcher Paris School of Economics (PSE)

Gene M. Grossman

Jacob Viner Professor of International Economics Professor of Economics Princeton University

Anna Gumpert

Professor of International Economics and European Integration University of Tübingen

László Halpern

Professor Emeritus KRTK - Centre for Economics and Regional Studies, Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Ann Harrison

Dean and Bank of America Chair of the Haas School of Business University of California, Berkeley

Jonathan Haskel

Professor of Economics Imperial Business School and Director of the Doctoral Programme Imperial College London, Business School

Keith Head

Professor University Of British Columbia; Professor in the Strategy and Business Economics division at the Sauder School of Business University of California Berkeley, Haas School of Business

J. 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 European University Institute

Henrik Horn

Senior Research Fellow Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN)

Oleg Itskhoki

Venu and Ana Kotamraju Endowed Chair in Economics University Of California, Los Angeles

Beata Javorcik

Chief Economist European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD); Professor of Economics University Of Oxford

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; Senior Research Fellow KRTK - Institute of Economics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Andrei Levchenko

John W. Sweetland Professor of International Economics University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Dalia Marin

Senior Research Fellow Bruegel; Professor of International Economics Technical University Of Munich

James Markusen

Distinguished University Professor University Of Colorado Boulder

Anna Maria Mayda

Professor of Economics (with Tenure) in the Department of Economics and School of Foreign Service Georgetown University

Isabelle Mejean

Professor Sciences Po Paris

Fellow, International Macroeconomics and Finance / Fellow, International Trade and Regional Economics / RPN Member, Geoeconomics

Marc J Melitz

David A. Wells Professor of Political Economy Harvard University

Giordano Mion

Professor of Economics ESSEC Business School; Professor in International Trade, Department of Economics University Of Sussex

Joan Monras

Affiliated Professor Barcelona School Of Economics; Research Advisor Federal Reserve Bank Of San Francisco; Associate Professor (on Leave) Pompeu Fabra University

Mirabelle Muuls

Associate Professor in Economics Imperial College London, Business School; Research Associate in the Growth Programme of the Centre for Economic Performance London School Of Economics And Political Science

Fellow, International Trade and Regional Economics / Fellow, Climate Change and the Environment

Luca David Opromolla

Owens Distinguished Professor of International Economics North Carolina State University Poole College of Management; Senior non-resident fellow Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE)

Ralph Ossa

Kühne Foundation Professor of International Trade and Director of the Kühne Center for Sustainable Trade and Logistics University Of Zurich; Chief Economist and Director of the Economic Research and Statistics Division World Trade Organization

Gianmarco Ottaviano

Professor of Economics, Achille and Giulia Boroli Chair in European Studies and Co-Director of the Globalization and Industry Dynamics Research Unit at Baffi Carefin Bocconi University

Henry Overman

Professor of Economic Geography London School Of Economics And Political Science

Mathieu Parenti

Assistant Professor of Economics ECARES, Université Libre De Bruxelles; Researcher Institut national de recherche pour l'agriculture, l'alimentation et l'environnement (INRAE); Professor in Economics Paris School of Economics (PSE)

Nina Pavcnik

Professor of Economics and Niehaus Family Professor of International Studies Tuck School Of Business At Dartmouth College

Steven Poelhekke

Professor of International Environmental Economics Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Giacomo Ponzetto

Affiliated Professor Barcelona School Of Economics; Senior Researcher Centre De Recerca En Economia Internacional (CREI)

Diego Puga

Professor of Economics Center for Monetary and Financial Studies (CEMFI)

Fellow, International Trade and Regional Economics / RPN Member, Spatial Disparities and Policy

Natalia Ramondo

Professor in the Department of Economics Boston University; Research Associate National Bureau Of Economic Research (NBER)

Ferdinand Rauch

Tutorial Fellow at Brasenose College and Associate Professor at the Department of Economics University Of Oxford

Dani Rodrik

Ford Foundation Professor of International Political Economy at the John F. Kennedy School of Government Harvard University

Andrew Rose

Dean of the NUS Business School National University Of Singapore; Professor Emeritus at the Haas School of Business University of California, Berkeley

Esteban Rossi-Hansberg

Glen A. Lloyd Distinguished Service Professor, Kenneth C. Griffin Department of Economics University Of Chicago

Thomas Sampson

Associate Professor London School Of Economics And Political Science

Andre Sapir

Senior Fellow Bruegel; Professor Emeritus Université Libre De Bruxelles

Philip Sauré

Chair of International Finance Johannes Gutenberg University Of Mainz

Monika Schnitzer

Full Professor in the Department of Economics Ludwig-Maximilians University of Munich (LMU)

Peter Schott

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

Mine Senses

Associate Professor of International Economics Johns Hopkins University

Joana Silva

Associate Professor with Aggregation at the Católica Lisbon School of Business & Economics Catholic University of Portugal; Senior Research Economist The World Bank

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

Adam Szeidl

Professor in the Department of Economics and Business Central European University

Mathias Thoenig

Professor of Economics at the School of Business and Economics HEC Lausanne; Centenary Visiting Professor of PPE at the Department of Economics University Of Oxford

Catherine Thomas

Associate Professor of Managerial Economics London School Of Economics And Political Science

Lin Tian

Assistant Professor of Economics European Institute of Business Administration (INSEAD)

Farid Toubal

Professor of Economics Cepii; Professor of Economics Université Paris Dauphine - Psl

Hylke Vandenbussche

Professor of International Economics and Vice-Dean of Research for the Faculty of Economics and Business Ku Leuven

Anthony Venables

Research Director The Productivity Institute; Professor of Economics University Of Manchester

Thierry Verdier

Professor of Economics Paris School of Economics (PSE); Professor of Economics Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro

Reinhilde Veugelers

Senior Fellow Bruegel; Professor of Managerial Economics, Strategy and Innovation Ku Leuven; Senior Fellow Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE)

Elisabet Viladecans-Marsal

Professor at the Department of Economics and Researcher for the IEB Professor of Economics University Of Barcelona

Shang-Jin Wei

N.T. Wang Professor of Chinese Business and Economy, Professor of Finance and Economics at the Graduate School of Business and School of International and Public Affairs Columbia University

David Weinstein

Director Center on Japanese Economy and Business; Carl S. Shoup Professor of the Japanese Economy Columbia University

Nikolaus Wolf

Professor and Director of the Institute of Economic History Humboldt University Of Berlin

Ian Wooton

Emeritus Professor of Economics University Of Strathclyde

Yanos Zylberberg

Professor Postdoctoral Researcher at CREI Pompeu Fabra University; Associate Professor in Economics University Of Bristol

Research Affiliates

Prottoy Akbar

Assistant Professor in Economics of Transportation Aalto University

Kamran Bilir

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

Esther Ann Bøler

Assistant Professor Imperial College London, Business School; Research Associate at the Centre for Economic Performance London School Of Economics And Political Science

Felipe Carozzi

Associate Professor of Urban Economics and Economic Geography in the Department of Geography and Environment London School Of Economics And Political Science

Wanyu Chung

Associate Professor of Economics University Of Birmingham

Federica Coelli

Post-Doctoral Researcher in the Department of Economics University Of Zurich

Banu Demir

Associate Professor and Tutorial Fellow University Of Oxford

Lisandra Flach

Professor of Economics Ludwig-Maximilians University of Munich (LMU)

Teresa Fort

Associate Professor Tuck School Of Business At Dartmouth College

Cécile Gaubert

Assistant Professor of Economics University of California, Berkeley

Affiliate, International Trade and Regional Economics / RPN Member, Spatial Disparities and Policy

Anja Grujovic

Postdoctoral Fellow Center for Monetary and Financial Studies (CEMFI)

Lu Han

Senior Economist Bank Of Canada; Lecturer University Of Liverpool

Camille Hémet

Full professor of Economics Paris School of Economics (PSE); Full Professor of Economics University of Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne

Réka Juhász

Co-Founder of The Industrial Policy Group and Assistant Professor of Economics University Of British Columbia

Vasily Korovkin

Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics and Business Pompeu Fabra University

Hans Koster

Professor of Urban Economics and Real Estate Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Glenn Magerman

Associate Professor of Economics ECARES, Université Libre De Bruxelles

Isabela Manelici

Assistant Professor of Economics London School Of Economics And Political Science

Julien Martin

Full Professor Université du Québec à Montréal (ESG-UQAM), Canada

Ferdinando Monte

Associate Professor of Strategy and Economics at McDonough School of Business Georgetown University

John Morrow

Reader King's College London; Affiliate Researcher at the Centre for Economic Performance London School Of Economics And Political Science

Dmitry Mukhin

Assistant Professor of Economics London School Of Economics And Political Science

Laura Ogliari

Assistant Professor, Department of Economics University Of Bergamo; Assistant professor, Department of Economics University Of Turin

Feodora Teti

Research Affiliate Cesifo; Junior Research Group Leader Ifo Institute; Assistant Professor (non-tenure) Ludwig-Maximilians University of Munich (LMU)

Jose P. Vasquez

Assistant Professor of Managerial Economics and Strategy London School Of Economics And Political Science

Chenzi Xu

Assistant Professor Finance, Graduate School of Business Stanford University

Yuan Zi

Assistant Professor in Economics Geneva Graduate Institute (IHEID)

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