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[Photo: Fabrice DEFEVER] Dr Fabrice DEFEVER
Research Associate - Trade
Tel:  020 7852 3530
Email: f.defever@lse.ac.uk
Room/Desk: 32L 2.27 B  

Curriculum Vitae PDF 

Expertise: International Trade

Biography:

Fabrice Defever is an Assistant Professor (lecturer) at the University of Nottingham and a Research Associate at the Centre for Economic Performance at the London School of Economics (CEP). He received his PhD in Economics at Paris School of Economics (University of Paris I) in 2007. His research is primarily focused on international trade, development economics as well as on the international organization of production of multinational firms. His most recent work focuses on China’s integration into the world economy. His research has been published in various academic journals, including Economics Letters, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Canadian Journal of Economics. and Regional Science and Urban Economics.

Education:

  • 2007-2008 London School of Economics, Centre for Economic Performance, Marie-Curie fellow
  • 2003-2007 PhD in Economics, Paris School of Economics (University of Paris I Panthéon Sorbonne)

Selected Publications:

CEP Publications

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CEP Discussion Paper
Twin Peaks Fabrice Defever and Alejandro Riaño
October 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1505:
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JEL Classification: F12; F14; C12; O50


Tags: exports; export intensity distribution; bimodality; firm heterogeneity

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CEP Discussion Paper
Financial System Architecture and the Patterns of International Trade Emmanuel Amissah, Spiros Bougheas, Fabrice Defever and Rod Falvey
September 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1448:
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JEL Classification: F10; G20; G21


Tags: financial systems; trade patterns; banks; direct finance

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CEP Discussion Paper
Protectionism through Exporting: Subsidies with Export Share Requirements in China Fabrice Defever and Alejandro Riaño
May 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1431:
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JEL Classification: F12; F13; O47


Tags: export share requirements; export subsidies; trade policy; heterogeneous firms; china

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CEP Discussion Paper
Relational Contracts and Supplier Turnover in the Global Economy Fabrice Defever, Christian Fischer and Jens Suedekum
October 2015
Paper No' CEPDP1375:
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JEL Classification: D23; L23; F23


Tags: firm organization; input sourcing; relational contracts; supplier search; processing trade; china

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CEP Discussion Paper
Gone for Good? Subsidies with Export Share Requirements in China: 2002-2013 Fabrice Defever and Alejandro Riaño
July 2014
Paper No' CEPDP1287:
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JEL Classification: F12; F13; O47


Tags: trade policy; export subsidies; export share requirements; china

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CEP Discussion Paper
China's Pure Exporter Subsidies Fabrice Defever and Alejandro Riaño
December 2012
Paper No' CEPDP1182:
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JEL Classification: F12; F13; O47


Tags: trade policy; export subsidies; heterogeneous firms; china

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CEP Discussion Paper
Spatial Exporters Fabrice Defever, Benedikt Heid and Mario Larch
December 2011
Paper No' CEPDP1100:
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JEL Classification: F12; F13


Tags: export destination choice; spatial correlation; extended gravity; firm-level customs data; mfa; atc quota removal

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CEP Discussion Paper
Incomplete Contracts and the Impact of Globalization on Consumer Welfare Fabrice Defever
July 2011
Paper No' CEPDP1057:
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JEL Classification: F23; L22; R3


Tags: consumer welfare; incomplete contracts; hold-up problem

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Spatial Organization of Multinational Firms Fabrice Defever
December 2010
Paper No' CEPDP1029:
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JEL Classification: F23; L22; R3


Tags: functional fragmentation; vertical linkages; location choice

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CEP Discussion Paper
Productivity and the Sourcing Modes of Multinational Firms: Evidence from French Firm-Level Data Fabrice Defever and Farid Toubal
December 2007
Paper No' CEPDP0842:
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JEL Classification: F23; F14; L22; L23


Tags: productivity; incomplete contracts; intra-firm trade; outsourcing