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Prof Kalina Manova
Drayton House 301
UCL Economics Department
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  • Professor of Economics
  • Dept of Economics
  • Faculty of S&HS

Kalina Manova is an Associate Professor of Economics at UCL, specializing in international trade and investment. She received her AB, AM and PhD from Harvard, and was previously an Assistant Professor of Economics at Stanford, a Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics at Princeton, and a Professor of Economics at Oxford. She serves on the Council of the European Economic Association and on the editorial boards of Review of Economic Studies and Journal of International Economics. She is Research Fellow at the Centre for Economic Policy Research, Associate at the LSE Centre for Economic Performance, Research Affiliate at the International Growth Centre, Affiliate at CESifo Institute, and Faculty Fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research.

Professor Manova's research explores three themes in international economics: (i) the effects of financial frictions and resource misallocation on international trade, multinational activity, and the welfare impact of globalization; (ii) the role of firm heterogeneity, with a focus on productivity, product quality, and management practices; and (iii) the determinants of firms’ participation in global value chains and its consequences for firm performance and aggregate economies. Professor Manova has expertise on Europe, China and the US. She frequently speaks at academic conferences, as well as policy events at the World Bank, IMF, WTO, ECB, the US Federal Reserve System, and Bank of England among others. Her research has been published in leading academic journals and policy forums such as Quarterly Journal of Economics, Review of Economic Studies, Review of Economics and Statistics, Annual Review of Economics, and Journal of International Economics.

In 2016, Professor Manova was awarded a ₤100K Philip Leverhulme Prize in Economics and a 5-year €1.5M Consolidator Grant by the European Research Council. Her work has previously been recognized with a Kenen Fellowship in International Economics at Princeton, a National Fellowship at the Hoover Institution at Stanford, and an Excellence Award in Global Economic Affairs from the Kiel Institute for World Economy.

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