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[Photo: Paola CONCONI] Professor Paola CONCONI
Associate - Trade
Email: p.conconi@lse.ac.uk

Tel: +32(0)26503426
Email: pconconi@ulb.ac.be

Curriculum Vitae PDF 


Paola Conconi is a Professor of Economics at the Université Libre de Bruxelles, a member of the European Center for Advanced Research in Economics and Statistics (ECARES) and Research Associate of the Fund for Scientific Research (FNRS). She is also a Research Fellow of the CEPR International Trade and Regional Economics Program, the Director of the CEPR Research Network on Global Value Chains, Trade and Development, and a CESifo Research Fellow. She has published in several leading journals including the American Economic Review, the Review of Economic Studies, and the Journal of Political Economy. Her main research interests are in international trade, firm organization, and political economy.

Current Areas of Research:

International Trade

Firm Organization

Political Economy


  • Paola received a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Bologna, a M.A. in International Relations from the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) of Johns Hopkins University, a M.Sc. and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Warwick.

Affiliations/Professional activities with other institutions:

Selected Publications:

CEP Publications

CEP Discussion Paper
The Political Economy of Trade and Migration: Evidence from the U.S. Congress Paola Conconi, Giovanni Facchini, Max F. Steinhardt and Maurizio Zanardi
August 2018
Paper No' CEPDP1564:
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JEL Classification: F1; F22

Tags: trade reforms; immigration reforms; roll-call votes

CEP Discussion Paper
Come Together: Firm Boundaries and Delegation Laura Alfaro, Nick Bloom, Paola Conconi, Harald Fadinger, Patrick Legros, Andrew F. Newman, Raffaella Sadun and John Van Reenen
May 2018
Paper No' CEPDP1547:
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JEL Classification: D2; L2

Tags: vertical integration; decentralization; real options; supply assurance

CEP Discussion Paper
Guns, Environment and Abortion: How Single-Minded Voters Shape Politicians Decisions Laurent Bouton, Paola Conconi, Francisco Pino and Maurizio Zanardi
March 2018
Paper No' CEPDP1534:
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JEL Classification: D72; I18; K38; Q00

Tags: electoral incentives; environment; gun control; reproductive rights

CEP Discussion Paper
Internalizing Global Value Chains: A Firm-Level Analysis Laura Alfaro, Paul Antràs, Davin Chor and Paola Conconi
October 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1507:
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JEL Classification: F14; F23; D23; L20

Tags: global value chains; sequential production; incomplete contracts