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

Professor of Economics Department of Economics, University of Oxford; Chief Economist European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

Researchers

Gabriel Ahlfeldt

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

Francisco Alcala

Research fellow Research fellow Research Professor Instituto Valenciano de Investigaciones Económicas (Ivie)

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 Centre for Economic Policy Research; Honorary Professor Professor Emeritus of Economics University of Adelaide

Pol Antras

Robert G. Ory Professor of Economics Harvard University

Richard Baldwin

Associate Member, Nuffield College Department of Economics, University of Oxford; Professor of International Economics Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies; 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

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 Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College

Emily Blanchard

Associate Professor, Tuck School of Business Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College

Matilde Bombardini

Associate Professor, Vancouver School of Economics University of California Berkeley, Haas School of Business

Alessandra Bonfiglioli

Research Fellow Centre for Economic Policy Research; Professor of Economics (on leave) Queen Mary University Of London; Professor of Economics University Of Bergamo

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)

Thomas Chaney

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

Natalie Chen

Research Fellow Centre for Economic Policy Research; Professor University Of Warwick

Paola Conconi

Research Fellow Centre for Economic Policy Research; Professor of Economics ECARES, ULB

Meredith A. Crowley

University Reader, University of Cambridge; Fellow, St. John’s College University Of Cambridge

Jan De Loecker

Assistant Professor of Economics and Public Affairs Princeton University

Jaime de Melo

Senior Fellow FERDI; Emeritus professor University of Geneva

Klaus Desmet

Research Fellow Centre for Economic Policy Research; Professor Southern Methodist University

Swati Dhingra

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

Jonathan Dingel

Associate Professor of Economics at the Booth School of Business University Of Chicago

David Dorn

Chair of International Trade and Labor Markets Universitat Zurich; UBS Foundation Professor of Globalization and Labor Markets University of Zurich, Department of Economics

Axel Dreher

Professor of International and Development Politics Heidelberg University

Karolina Ekholm

Research Affiliate Centre for Economic Policy Research; Deputy Governor Sveriges Riksbank

Rikard Forslid

Professor, Department of Economics Swedish Institute for Social Research

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

Richard Friberg

Jacob Wallenberg Professor of Economics Stockholm School of Economics

Gino Gancia

Professor of Economics Queen Mary University Of London

Laurent Gobillon

Research Fellow Centre for Economic Policy Research; Research Fellow IZA Institute of Labor Economics; CNRS Senior Researcher Paris School Of Economics

Jonathan Haskel

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

Keith Head

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

Vernon Henderson

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

Bernard Hoekman

Professor and Director of Global Economics, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies European University Institute

Beata Javorcik

Professor of Economics Department of Economics, University of Oxford; Chief Economist European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

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 Centre for Economic Policy Research

Miren LAFOURCADE

Research affiliate Paris School Of Economics; Research affiliate Full professor of economics University of Paris-Saclay; Full professor of economics University of Paris-Saclay; Professor of Economics University of Valenciennes and Hainaut-Cambresis

Andrei Levchenko

Professor Research Fellow Research Fellow Centre for Economic Policy Research; John W. Sweetland Professor of International Economics John W. Sweetland Professor of International Economics University of Michigan–Ann Arbor

Dalia Marin

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

James Markusen

Distinguished University Professor University of Colorado Boulder

Philippe Martin

Vice President, Europe Centre for Economic Policy Research; Chair French Council of Economic Analysis; Professor of Economics and Dean School of Public Affairs Sciences-Po Paris - University

Anna Mayda

Associate Professor of Economics Georgetown University

Anna Mayda

Research Affiliate Centre for Economic Policy Research; Associate Professor of Economics Georgetown University

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

Volker Nocke

Vice Chancellor's Fellow Professor of Economics University of Mannheim

Marcelo Olarreaga

Research Fellow Centre for Economic Policy Research; Professor of Economics University of Geneva

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 Sciences

Nina Pavcnik

Research Affiliate Centre for Economic Policy Research; Niehaus Family Professor of International Studies, Professor of Economics Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College

Steven Poelhekke

Adjunct Professor Vrije Universieit; Professor of International Environmental Economics Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

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 Sciences

Andrés Rodríguez-Pose

Research Fellow Centre for Economic Policy Research; Princesa de Asturias Chair and Professor of Economic Geography London School of Economics and Political Sciences

Andrew Rose

Research Fellow Centre for Economic Policy Research; Professor of International Business, in the Economic Analysis and Policy Group, 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 Sciences

Philip Sauré

Professor of Economics Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz

Monika Schnitzer

Full Professor of Economics Bibliothek Wirtscharftswiseneschaften - University of Munich

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 Associate Professor of International Economics Johns Hopkins University

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

Antonio Spilimbergo

Research Fellow Centre for Economic Policy Research; Deputy Director, IMF Research Department International Monetary Fund

Daniel Sturm

Professor of Economics London School of Economics and Political Sciences

Jens Südekum

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

Mathias Thoenig

Research Fellow Centre for Economic Policy Research; Professor of Economics HEC-Lausanne (University of Lausanne)

Farid Toubal

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

Anthony Venables

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

Thierry Verdier

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

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

L. Alan Winters

Research Fellow Centre for Economic Policy Research; Professor of Economics University of Sussex

Ian Wooton

Professor of Economics University of Strathclyde

Yanos Zylberberg

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

Research affiliates

Kamran Bilir

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

Johannes Boehm

Assistant Professor of Economics Sciences-Po Paris - University

Esther Ann Bøler

Assistant Professor Imperial College Business School; PhD student at the Centre for Equality, Social Organization and Performance (ESOP) in the Department of Economics University of Oslo

Banu Demir

Associate Professor and Tutorial Fellow Department of Economics, University of Oxford

Teresa Fort

Associate Professor Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College

Cecile Gaubert

Assistant Professor of Economics University Of California, Berkeley

Lu Han

Lecturer University of Liverpool

Inga Heiland

Research Director of Research Center "Trade Policy" German Institute for Economic Research; Professor of International Economics Kiel University; Assistant Professor, Department of Economics University of Oslo

Reka Juhasz

Assistant Professor, Department of Economics Columbia University

Isabela Manelici

Assistant Professor of Economics London School of Economics and Political Sciences

Joan Monras

Assistant Professor of Economics ICREA Universitat Pompeu Fabra; Assistant Professor of Economics Pompeu Fabra University

Dmitry Mukhin

Assistant Professor of Economics London School of Economics and Political Sciences

Laura Ogliari

Assistant professor, Department of Economics University of Torino

Catherine Thomas

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

Chenzi Xu

Assistant Professor Finance, Graduate School of Business Stanford University

Yuan Zi

Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics University of Oslo