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[Photo: Emanuel ORNELAS] Dr Emanuel ORNELAS
Associate - Trade
Tel:  020 7955 5175
Email: e.a.ornelas@lse.ac.uk
Room/Desk: LSE   NAB5.30

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Expertise: International trade agreements; Trade policy

Biography:

Emanuel Ornelas, PhD (University of Wisconsin-Madison), is an Associate Professor in the Managerial Economics and Strategy Group, Department of Management, London School of Economics, and a Professor at Sao Paulo School of Economics-FGV. Ornelas is also an Associate Editor of the Journal of International Economics, a Research Fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research, and a Research Affiliate of the International Growth Centre. Prior to joining LSE, he worked as an Assistant Professor at the University of Georgia and at Ibmec-Rio. Ornelas’ research interests include international trade, political economy, and theories of the firm. In recent work he has examined the political economy of the formation and the consequences of regional trade agreements; the strategies of exporting firms; the impact of trade liberalization on firms’ investment incentives; the implications of the separation of ownership from control for the efficient restructuring of firms. Ornelas has presented his work in numerous professional conferences and academic institutions. He has published in several academic journals, including the Quarterly Journal of Economics, the Journal of International Economics, the Economic Journal, Games and Economic Behavior, and the American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics.

Current Areas of Research:

Emanuel’s current research focuses on the impact of trade shocks on firms’ behaviour, the incentives to offshore under free trade agreements, and the effects of political competition and constraints on the public debt on economic policies. His research interests include international trade, political economy and theories of the firm.

Education:

  • PhD, University of Wisconsin, 2002
  • MSc, Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, 1997
  • BSc, Federal University of Minas Gerais, 1993

Awards:

  • Discussant of the WTO’s World Trade Report 2011 at its official launching, July 2011
  • Chair Jacquemin award for “best paper on Heterogeneous Firms and Trade Policy” (ETSG), 2009
  • Haralambos Simeonidis Award for Best Paper by an Economist Affiliated to a Brazilian Institution, 2005

Affiliations/Professional activities with other institutions:

  • Managerial Economics and Strategy Group, London School of Economics - Associate Professor (on leave)
  • Sao Paulo School of Economics-FGV - Professor
  • Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) - Research Fellow
  • International Growth Centre (IGC) - Research Affiliate

Selected Publications:

CEP Publications

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CEP Discussion Paper
Political Competition and the Limits of Political Compromise Alexandre B. Cunha and Emanuel Ornelas
March 2014
Paper No' CEPDP1263:
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JEL Classification: E61; E62; H30; H63


Tags: political turnover; efficient policies; public debt

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CEP Discussion Paper
Free Trade Aggreements and the Consolidation of Democracy Xuepeng Liu and Emanuel Ornelas
January 2013
Paper No' CEPDP1184:
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JEL Classification: F13; D72; F53; F15


Tags: regionalism; rent destruction; political regimes; trade liberalization

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CentrePiece Article
Sequential exporting: how firms break into foreign markets Facundo Albornoz, Hector Calvo-Pardo, Gregory Corcos and Emanuel Ornelas
February 2012
Paper No' CEPCP364:
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CentrePiece 16 (3) Winter 2012


Tags: sequential exporting; international business

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CEP Discussion Paper
Institutions and Export Dynamics Luis Araujo, Giordano Mion and Emanuel Ornelas
January 2012
Paper No' CEPDP1118:
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JEL Classification: F10; F12; L14


Tags: firm exports; contract enforcement; contracting institutions; firm dynamics

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CEP Discussion Paper
Preferential Trade Agreements and the Labor Market Emanuel Ornelas
January 2012
Paper No' CEPDP1117:
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JEL Classification: F16; F15; F13


Tags: trade liberalization; unemployment; trade diversion; labor frictions

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CentrePiece Article
Regional trade agreements: blessing or burden? Caroline Freund and Emanuel Ornelas
July 2010
Paper No' CEPCP313:
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CentrePiece 15 (1) Summer 2010


Tags: regional trade; trade negotiations; regionalism

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CEP Discussion Paper
Sequential Exporting Facundo Albornoz, Hector Calvo-Pardo, Gregory Corcos and Emanuel Ornelas
March 2010
Paper No' CEPDP0974:
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JEL Classification: F10; D21; F13


Tags: export dynamics; trade liberalization; experimentation; uncertainty

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CEP Discussion Paper
Regional Trade Agreements Caroline Freund and Emanuel Ornelas
December 2009
Paper No' CEPDP0961:
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JEL Classification: F13; F15


Tags: regionalism; trade creation; trade diversion; external tariffs; trade liberalization

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CEP Discussion Paper
The ASEAN Free Trade Agreement: Impact on Trade Flows and External Trade Barriers Hector Calvo-Pardo, Caroline Freund and Emanuel Ornelas
May 2009
Paper No' CEPDP0930:
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JEL Classification: F13; F15


Tags: regionalism; external tariffs; trade liberalization; preferential trade agreements; asia

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CEP Discussion Paper
Protection and International Sourcing Emanuel Ornelas and John L. Turner
December 2008
Paper No' CEPDP0900:
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JEL Classification: F13; L23; D23


Tags: international trade; tariffs; hold-up problem; sourcing; organizational form

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CEP Discussion Paper
Does Regionalism Affect Trade Liberalization Towards Non-Members? Antoni Estevadeordal, Caroline Freund and Emanuel Ornelas
May 2008
Paper No' CEPDP0868:
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JEL Classification: F13; F15


Tags: regionalism; external tariffs; trade liberalization

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CEP Discussion Paper
Trust-Based Trade Luis Araujo and Emanuel Ornelas
August 2007
Paper No' CEPDP0820:
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JEL Classification: F10;F13;L14


Tags: international trade; export dynamics; contract enforcement