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Dr Randolph Bruno
16 Taviton Street
  • Associate Professor in Economics

Dr. Randolph Luca Bruno is Associate Professor in Economics at University College London, SSEES and since 2006 he holds a PhD in Economics and Management from Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies, Pisa with a thesis on Institutional Economics and Development. His main research interests include labor economics, comparative economics and the role of institutions and technology in economic development from both a Macro as well as Micro perspectives.

He is also Research Fellow at IZA-Bonn (he joined IZA as a Research Affiliate in March 2007 and became a Research Fellow in April 2010) and Senior Research Fellow at Fondazione Rodolfo DeBenedetti-Milan, whose purpose is to promote applied and policy oriented research on labor markets and welfare systems in Europe (http://www.frdb.org). 

During his Ph.D. he has been visiting student at Berkeley (University of California), research assistant at the Centre for New and Emerging Markets (London Business School) and intern at the European Bank for Reconstruction & Development (London). He has worked as short term consultant for the World Bank on different project. He also joined Fondazione Rodolfo DeBenedetti (Milan, Italy) as Affiliate in 2002.

Between 2006 and 2009 he has been Research Fellow at the University of Bologna, Italy. He was Teaching Fellow at University College London, School of Slavonic and East European Studies between September 2009 and June 2010.

He has been Lecturer in Business Economics at the University of Birmingham between July 2010 and August 2012.

In 2012 he was appointed Lecturer in Economics at the University College London, School of Slavonic and East European Studies and since October 2016 he Associate Professor  in Economics.

His research output is testified by high impact publications (Review of Economics and Statistics, Economic Letters, Journal of Common Market Studies, Economic Systems, etc.), by leadership in rising funds (e.g. for the Department for International Development and Horizon2020), by consultancy roles for the World Bank, the European Commission and the UK Government and experience in PhD supervision on Development and Institutional Economics. His main publications cover topics such as the labour market dynamics in Europe, the entry process of new firms (e.g. domestic vs. foreign via FDI) in institutionally weak environment as well as the understanding of the root causes of long run economic development and innovation technology upgrading trajectories.

Furthermore, Randolph has been secretary of the European Association of Comparative Economic Studies and he has pre-doctoral experience in financial institutions as quantitative analyst and macroeconomist, and experience in management roles at University College London. His broad field of specialisation are "Comparative and Development Economics" and Specific fields, "Labour economics", "International Business" "Innovation Studies" and "Applied Micro-econometrics".

Research Summary

Refereed Journal articles (sole-authored) 

 2019 Tax Enforcement, Tax Compliance and Tax Morale in Transition Economies: A Theoretical Model, European Journal of Political Economy, Volume 56, pages 193-211 

 2015 New firms entry, Institutions and Labour in Transition IZA World of Labour Evidence-Based policy making, Bonn Germany, pages 1-10 4 

 2006 Optimal Speed of Transition with a Shrinking Labor Force and under Uncertainty, Economics of Transition, Volume 14, Issue 1, pages 69-100 

Refereed Journal articles (co-authored) 

 2019 (with L. Magazzini and M. Stampini) Exploiting information from singletons in panel data analysis: a GMM approach, Economics Letters

 2018 (with N. Campos and S. Estrin) Taking stock of firm-level and country-level benefits from foreign direct investment, Multinational Business Review, Vol. 26 (2) pages 126-144 

 2017 (with M. Cipollina), A Meta-Analysis of the indirect impact of Foreign Direct Investment in Old and New EU Member States: Understanding Productivity Spillovers, The World Economy, Vol. 41 (5), pages1342-1377 

 2016 (with A. Lanza and G. Simone) Resource orchestration in the context of knowledge resources acquisition and divestment. The empirical evidence from the Italian “Serie A” football, European Management Journal, Vol. 34 (2), pages 145- 157 

 2015 (with E. Douarin J. Korosteleva and S. Radosevic) Technology Choices and Growth: Testing New Structural Economics in Transition Economies, Journal of Economic Policy Reform, Vol. 18, Issue 2, pages 131-152 

 2015 (with S. Dal Bianco and M. Signorelli) The Joint Impact of Labour Policies and the "Great Recession" on Unemployment in Europe, Economic Systems, Vol. 39, Issue 1, pages 3-26 

 2013 (with M. Bytchkova and S. Estrin) Institutional Determinants of New Firm Entry in Russia: a Cross Regional Analysis, Review of Economics and Statistics, Vol. 95, Issue 5, pages 1740-1749 

 2010 (with R. Rovelli) Labor Market Policies and Outcomes in the Enlarged European Union, Journal of Common Market Studies, Vol. 48(3), pages 661-685 

 2009 (with M. Stampini) Joining Longitudinal and Cross-Section Data for Efficiency Gains, Economists’ Journal (Giornale degli Economisti e Annali di Economia), Vol. 68, Issue 1, pages 149-173 

Book chapters 

 2017, November (with N. Campos, S. Estrin and M. Tian), ‘Foreign Direct Investment and the Relationship between the United Kingdom and the European Union’ in The Economics of UK-EU Relations: From the Treaty of Rome to the Vote for Brexit, N. Campos and F. Coricelli (ed. s), Palgrave Macmillan, pages 228-250 

 2014 (with M. Cipollina) The Impact of Foreign Direct Investment on Economic Performance in the Enlarged Europe: A Meta-Regression Analysis, in International Business and Institutions after the Crisis, Yama Temouri and Chris Jones (ed. s), Palgrave Macmillan, pages 228-250

Teaching Summary

SESS1005 Applied Game Theory for Economics and Business (BA)
SEESGS02 Corporate Governance (MA)
SEESGS15 Quantitative Methods (MA)

Siena University, Italy, Adjunct Lecturer, module taught: o BSc Students in Finance  “Emerging Markets and Growth Theory” (in Italian)  University of Bologna, Italy, Adjunct Lecturer, modules taught: o MSc students in Development Economics  “Economics of Transition” (in English) o BSc students in Economics  “Development Economics” (in Italian)  “Macroeconomics” (in Italian)  University of Calabria, Department of Management, module taught: o PhDs, Post-Doc and Professors attending the Summer School  “Econometrics of Longitudinal Data (Panel)” (in Italian)  School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University College London, UK, Teaching Fellow in Economics of Industrial Change and Innovation, modules taught: o BA students Economics and Business with East European Studies  “Introduction to Economics” (in English)  “European Macroeconomics” (in English)  “Industrial and Corporate Change” (in English) o MA students in Comparative Business Economics  “Economics of Transition” (in English)  University of Birmingham, UK, Lecturer in Business Economics, modules taught: o BA students Economics and Management  “Labour Economics” (in English) o MA students in Management and International Business:  “The Global Shift” (in English)  “Labour Relations and Global Enterprise” (in English)  Lecturer in Economics/ Associate Professor at the University College London, School of Slavonic and East European Studies, modules taught: o BA students Economics and Business with East European Studies  “Applied Game Theory for Economics and Business” (in English)  “European Macroeconomics” (in English)  “Emerging Market Economies” (in English) o MA students in Comparative Business Economics and PhD candidates at SSEES  “Quantitative Methods” (in English)  “Corporate Governance: An Organisational Economics Perspective” (in English).
Academic Background
2012 PGCLTHE Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education – Learning and Teaching University of Birmingham
2006 PhD Dottorato di Ricerca – Economics and Business Administration Universita degli Studi di Pisa
1998 MSc(Econ) Master of Science (Economics) – Economics Universita Commerciale Luigi Bocconi di Milano
1997 BSc(Econ) Bachelor of Science (Economics) – Economics and Social Science Universita Commerciale Luigi Bocconi di Milano
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