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Staff Biography

[Photo: Fadi HASSAN] Dr Fadi HASSAN
Associate - Trade
Trinity College Dublin
Tel: +353 1 896 1667
Email: fadi.hassan1@outlook.com

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Expertise: International economics, development economics, applied economics


Fadi Hassan is an Assistant Professor of Economics at Trinity College Dublin and a Research Associate at the Centre for Economic Performance. He is also an advisor for Unicredit Research and a consultant for the ECB, European Commission DG-ECFIN, and the World Bank. He obtained his PhD and MSc at the London School of Economics and his MA and BA from the University of Pavia (Italy)

Current Areas of Research:

My current research area focuses on two main streams: 1) macroeconomic questions using micro level data and 2) applied micro in the field of trade and of development.

Within the first stream of research I am currently working on the role of the banking and financial sector in explaining different productivity growth between eurozone countries by looking at the allocation of credit across firms. Moreover, I am also working on the productivity slowdown of Italy, what we call "the great unlearning", by identifying the drivers of firm level misallocation.

Within the second stream of research I am working on the trade effect of civil wars to neighbouring countries by focusing on the ongoing Syrian conflict and using firm level data for both Lebanese and Jordanian exporters. Moreover, I am working on the impact of energy access on education in developing countries, by running a randomised control trial in rural Kenya where we distributed solar lamps on 7th grade pupils.


  • FEEM Award, European Economic Association (Paper: "The Price of Development: Revisiting the Penn-Balassa-Samuelson Effect")
  • Coca-Cola Challenge, World Economic Forum (Project: "Powering Education")

CEP Publications

CEP Discussion Paper
Financial Markets and the Allocation of Capital: The Role of Productivity Filippo Di Mauro, Fadi Hassan and Gianmarco I. P. Ottaviano
July 2018
Paper No' CEPDP1555:
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JEL Classification: G10; G21; G31; D92; F3; O16

Tags: bank credit; capital allocation; productivity; credit constraints

CEP Discussion Paper
The Productivity Puzzle and Misallocation: An Italian Perspective Sara Calligaris, Massimo Del Gatto, Fadi Hassan, Gianmarco I. P. Ottaviano and Fabiano Schivardi
December 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1520:
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JEL Classification: D22; D24; O11; O47

Tags: misallocation; tfp; productivity puzzle; italy

CEP Discussion Paper
Powering Education Fadi Hassan and Paolo Lucchino
July 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1438:
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JEL Classification: O12; I25; C93

Tags: randomised controlled trial; solar lamps; education; energy access; spillover effects; randomised saturation design