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Staff Biography

[Photo: Paola CONCONI] Professor Paola CONCONI
Visiting Professor - Trade
Email: pconconi@ulb.ac.be
Room/Desk: 32L 2.32 B  

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. 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
Internalizing Global Value Chains: A Firm-Level Analysis Laura Alfaro, Paul Antràs, Davin Chor and Paola Conconi
October 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1507:
Read Abstract | Full Paper (pdf)

JEL Classification: F14; F23; D23; L20

Tags: global value chains; sequential production; incomplete contracts