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Research Officer - Trade
Email: E.Leromain@lse.ac.uk
Room/Desk: 32L 2.35 F  

Curriculum Vitae PDF 

Expertise: International Trade


Elsa joined the Centre for Economic Performance (CEP) in September 2017. The core of her work at the Centre is related to a project funded by an ESRC Brexit Priority grant “The Economics of Brexit: building a bridge from data to policy analysis”. She obtained her Ph.D. in Economics from Paris School of Economics and the University Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne in October 2017. She received a B.A. in Economics from Aix-Marseille University, a M.A. in International Economics from University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, and a M.Sc. degree in Economics from Paris School of Economics.


  • Ph.D. in Economics / Paris School of Economics and University Paris 1
  • M.Phil. in Empirical and Theoretical Economics / Paris School of Economics (summa cum laude)
  • M.A. in International Economics / University Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne (summa cum laude)
  • B.Sc. in Economics / University Aix-Marseille (summa cum laude)


  • Aguirre-Basualdo Prize for the best PhD thesis in Economics and Management awarded by the Chancellerie des Universites de Paris
  • PSE International Mobility Grant
  • Full Doctoral Scholarship- University Paris 1- Pantheon-Sorbonne

Selected Publications:

  • Leromain, Elsa, and Gianluca Orefice (2014) "New Revealed Comparative Advantage Index: Dataset and Empirical Distribution", International Economics

  • Breinlich, Holger, Elsa Leromain, Dennis Novy, Thomas Sampson, Ahmed Usman "The Economic Effect of Brexit - Evidence from the Stock Market", Fiscal Studies (forthcoming)

CEP Publications

Voting with their Money: Brexit and Outward Investment by UK Firms Holger Breinlich, Elsa Leromain, Dennis Novy and Thomas Sampson
February 2019
Paper No' CEPBREXIT13:
Read Abstract | Full Paper (pdf)
| Technical Appendix (pdf)

Tags: brexit; investment; firms

CEP Discussion Paper
The Economic Effects of Brexit - Evidence From the Stock Market Holger Breinlich, Elsa Leromain, Dennis Novy, Thomas Sampson and Ahmed Usman
September 2018
Paper No' CEPDP1570:
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JEL Classification: F15; F23; G14

Tags: brexit; depreciation; event study; recession; stock market; tariffs

The Brexit Vote, Inflation and UK Living Standards Holger Breinlich, Elsa Leromain, Dennis Novy and Thomas Sampson
November 2017
Paper No' CEPBREXIT11:
Read Abstract | Press Release | Full Paper (pdf)
| Technical Paper (pdf)

Tags: brexit; economic uncertainty; trade; eu; inflation; uk living standards