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[Photo: Giordano MION] Dr Giordano MION
Associate - Trade
Email: g.mion@lse.ac.uk
Room/Desk: 32L 2.02 C  

University of Sussex
Tel: 01273 877598
Email: g.mion@sussex.ac.uk

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Expertise: International Trade, Regional and Urban Economics, Applied Econometrics

Biography:

Giordano Mion is currently Professor of International Trade at the University of Sussex, UK. Before joining the University of Sussex in 2015, Giordano Mion was a Professor at the University of Surrey (2013-2015), a Lecturer at the London School of Economics (2009-2013) as well as post-doctoral fellow at the Université Catholique de Louvain in Belgium (2005-2008) from which he received a PhD in Economics in 2004. He was also a visiting scholar at the Paris School of Economics, University of Toronto and University of Bologna. Past research awards include the Highly Cited Authors Award from the Journal of Urban Economics and the Mundell Prize form the Canadian Journal of Economics. He is currently a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Economic Geography. Giordano Mion is currently a Research Fellow of the Centre for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) and is associated to the Centre for Economic Performance (CEP) at the London School of Economics as well as to the Center for Economic Studies and the Ifo Institute (CESifo). His research and teaching focus on International Trade, Urban Economics and Applied Econometrics. He has been publishing in international peer-reviewed journals including the Journal of International Economics, the Journal of Urban Economics, the Economic Journal, the International Economic Review and the Review of Economics and Statistics. He has also conducted a number of studies and consultancies for the UK Trade and Investment agency, the UK Department for Transport, the UK Business and Investment agency and the European Central Bank.

Education:

  • PhD in Economics, Université Catholique de Louvain, 2004

Awards:

  • Highly cited author award from Elsevier for one of the 10 most cited papers in the Journal of Urban Economics during 2004-2008.
  • Robert Mundell prize for the best article in the Canadian Journal of Economics by a young economist in 2009

Affiliations/Professional activities with other institutions:

Selected Publications:

CEP Publications

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Diffusion of Knowledge via Managers' Mobility Giordano Mion, Luca David Opromolla and Alessandro Sforza
December 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1458:
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JEL Classification: M2; L2; F16; J31


Tags: managers; knowledge diffusion; firm performance; job mobility export experience

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CEP Discussion Paper
Distorted Monopolistic Competition Kristian Behrens, Giordano Mion, Yasusada Murata and Jens Suedekum
December 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1457:
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JEL Classification: D43; D50; L13


Tags: monopolistic competition; welfare distortion; intersectoral distortions; intrasectoral distortions

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CEP Discussion Paper
Unraveling Firms: Demand, Productivity and Markups Heterogeneity Emanuele Forlani, Ralf Martin, Giordano Mion and Mirabelle Muûls
January 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1402:
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JEL Classification: D24; L11; L25; F14


Tags: demand; productivity; markups; production function estimation; export status; firm size

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CEP Discussion Paper
Productivity and Organization in Portuguese Firms Lorenzo Caliendo, Giordano Mion, Luca David Opromolla and Esteban Rossi-Hansberg
December 2015
Paper No' CEPDP1397:
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JEL Classification: D22; D24; L23; F16; J24; J31


Tags: productivity; organization; wages; managers; layers; tfp; firm size

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Determinants of Intrafirm Trade: Evidence from French Firms Gregory Corcos, Delphine M. Irac, Giordano Mion and Thierry Verdier
January 2012
Paper No' CEPDP1119:
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JEL Classification: F23; F12; F19


Tags: intrafirm trade; outsourcing; firm heterogeneity; incomplete contracts; internationalization strategies; quality of institutions; extensive margin; intensive margin

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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
Spatial Frictions Kristian Behrens, Giordano Mion, Yasusada Murata and Jens Südekum
December 2011
Paper No' CEPDP1108:
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JEL Classification: F12; R12


Tags: trade frictions; urban frictions; productivity; city-size distribution; markups

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CEP Discussion Paper
Import Competition from and Outsourcing to China: A Curse or Blessing for Firms? Giordano Mion and Linke Zhu
December 2010
Paper No' CEPDP1038:
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JEL Classification: F14; F16; L25


Tags: import competition; outsourcing; china; skill upgrading; technological change

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CEP Discussion Paper
Trade Crisis? What Trade Crisis? Kristian Behrens, Gregory Corcos and Giordano Mion
August 2010
Paper No' CEPDP0995:
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JEL Classification: F01; F10; F14.


Tags: trade crisis; trade collapse; margins of trade; firm-level analysis; belgium.

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Trade, Wages and Productivity Kristian Behrens, Giordano Mion, Yasusada Murata and Jens Südekum
October 2009
Paper No' SERCDP0029:
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JEL Classification: F12; F15; F17


Tags: firm heterogeneity; monopolistic competition; general equilibrium; endogenous markups; gravity equation system; counterfactual analysis

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Productivity and Firm Selection: Quantifying the 'New' Gains from Trade Gregory Corocs, Massimo Del Gatto, Giordano Mion and G.I.P. Ottaviano
October 2009
Paper No' SERCDP0028:
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JEL Classification: F12; R13


Tags: european integration; firm-level data; firm selection; gains from trade; total factor productivity