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[Photo: Gianmarco OTTAVIANO] Professor Gianmarco OTTAVIANO
Programme Director - Trade
Tel:  0207 955 6856
Email: G.I.Ottaviano@lse.ac.uk
Room/Desk: 32L 2.27A  

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Expertise: foreign direct investment; international trade; multinationals; immigration

Biography:

Gianmarco I.P. Ottaviano is Professor of Economics at the London School of Economics and Political Science, Honorary Professor of Economics ("studioso di chiara fama") at the University of Bologna, Director of the Globalization Programme at the Centre for Economic Performance London, research fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research London, research fellow of the Center for Financial Studies Frankfurt and non-resident senior fellow of Bruegel Brussels. He received his BA in Economics at Bocconi University Milan, his M.Sc. in Economics at the London School of Economics and Political Science, and his Ph.D. in Economics at the Université Catholique de Louvain. He is the co-author of many works in international trade, urban economics and economic geography. His recent publications focus on the competitiveness of firms in the global economy as well as the economic effects of immigration and offshoring on employment and wages. He is co-editor of Economica and associate editor of Regional Science and Urban Economics and Spatial Economic Analysis.

Current Areas of Research:

I am interested in all aspects of international competition with a special focus on manufacturing and services. I am also interested in the economic effects of immigration on countries, regions and cities. My recent writings present analyses based on evidence extracted from firm-level and worker-level data sets.

Education:

  • BA in Economics at Bocconi University Milan
  • M.Sc. in Economics at the London School of Economics and Political Science
  • Ph.D. in Economics at the Université Catholique de Louvain

Selected Publications:


Latest from LSE Research Online

  • The costs and benefits of leaving the EU: trade effects

    Dhingra, Swati and Huang, Hanwei and Ottaviano, Gianmarco I. P. and Pessoa, Jo„o Paulo and Sampson, Thomas and Van Reenen, John (2017) The costs and benefits of leaving the EU: trade effects. Economic Policy. ISSN 0266-4658 (In Press)
  • A review of volume 5 of the handbook of regional and urban economics.

    Head, Keith and Mayer, Thierry and Ottaviano, Gianmarco I. P. (2017) A review of volume 5 of the handbook of regional and urban economics. Journal of Regional Science. ISSN 0022-4146
  • A hitch-hikerís guide to post-Brexit trade negotiations: options and principles

    Dhingra, Swati and Ottaviano, Gianmarco and Sampson, Thomas (2017) A hitch-hikerís guide to post-Brexit trade negotiations: options and principles. Oxford Review of Economic Policy, 33 (S1). S22-S30. ISSN 0266-903X
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    CEP Publications

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    CEP Discussion Paper
    UK Trade and FDI: A Post-Brexit Perspective Swati Dhingra, Gianmarco Ottaviano, Veronica Rappoport, Thomas Sampson and Catherine Thomas
    June 2017
    Paper No' CEPDP1487:
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    JEL Classification: F02; F13


    Tags: brexit; uk trade; uk fdi; negotiations

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    CEP Discussion Paper
    International Expansion and Riskiness of Banks Irene Sanchez Arjona, Ester Faia and Gianmarco Ottaviano
    April 2017
    Paper No' CEPDP1481:
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    JEL Classification: F23; F65; G21; G32


    Tags: banks' risk; systemic risk; global expansion; diversification; regulation

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    CEP Discussion Paper
    The Costs and Benefits of Leaving the EU: Trade Effects Swati Dhingra, Hanwei Huang, Gianmarco I. P. Ottaviano, Joao Paulo Pessoa, Thomas Sampson and John Van Reenen
    April 2017
    Paper No' CEPDP1478:
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    JEL Classification: F13;F15;F17


    Tags: trade; brexit; general equilibrium

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    CEP Discussion Paper
    Global Banking: Risk Taking and Competition Ester Faia and Gianmarco Ottaviano
    March 2017
    Paper No' CEPDP1471:
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    JEL Classification: G21; G32; L13


    Tags: global bank; oligopoly; oligopsony; endogenous risk taking; expectation of rents extraction; appetitefor leverage

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    CEP Discussion Paper
    Product Mix and Firm Productivity Responses to Trade Competition Thierry Mayer, Marc J. Melitz and Gianmarco I. P. Ottaviano
    July 2016
    Paper No' CEPDP1442:
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    Tags: productivity; trade; competition

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    CEP BREXIT Analysis
    BREXIT 2016: Policy Analysis from the Centre for Economic Performance Holger Breinlich, Swati Dhingra, Saul Estrin, Hanwei Huang, Gianmarco Ottaviano, Thomas Sampson, John Van Reenen and Jonathan Wadsworth
    June 2016
    Paper No' CEPBREXIT08:
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    Tags: brexit; eu referendum; uk economy; uk politics; trade; foreign investment; growth; productivity; immigration; wages; labour

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    CEP BREXIT Analysis
    ‘ECONOMISTS FOR BREXIT’: A critique Swati Dhingra, Gianmarco Ottaviano, Thomas Sampson and John Van Reenen
    May 2016
    Paper No' CEPBREXIT06:
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    Tags: brexit; referendum

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    CEP BREXIT Analysis
    Brexit and the Impact of Immigration on the UK Swati Dhingra, Gianmarco Ottaviano, John Van Reenen and Jonathan Wadsworth
    May 2016
    Paper No' CEPBREXIT05:
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    Tags: brexit; immigration; uk government policy; uk economy; wages; employment; eu referendum

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    CEP BREXIT Analysis
    The UK Treasury analysis of 'The long-term economic impact of EU membership and the alternatives': CEP Commentary Swati Dhingra, Gianmarco Ottaviano, Thomas Sampson and John Van Reenen
    April 2016
    Paper No' CEPBREXIT04:
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    Tags: brexit; hm treasury; eu referendum; uk politics; uk economy; europe; trade; canada

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    CEP BREXIT Analysis
    The impact of Brexit on foreign investment in the UK Swati Dhingra, Gianmarco Ottaviano, Thomas Sampson and John Van Reenen
    April 2016
    Paper No' CEPBREXIT03:
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    Tags: #cepbrexit; foreign direct investment; manufacturing; european single market; brexit; eu; trade

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    CEP Discussion Paper
    How have EU's Trade Agreements Impacted Consumers? Holger Breinlich, Swati Dhingra and Gianmarco Ottaviano
    March 2016
    Paper No' CEPDP1417:
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    Tags: trade agreements; eu; consumers

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    CEP BREXIT Analysis
    The consequences of Brexit for UK trade and living standards Swati Dhingra, Gianmarco Ottaviano, Thomas Sampson and John Van Reenen
    March 2016
    Paper No' CEPBREXIT02:
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    | Technical Paper (pdf)
    Data Files associated with this paper.

    Tags: #cepbrexit; trade; brexit; eu; european union; welfare

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    CentrePiece Article
    Immigration: the link to international trade in services Gianmarco Ottaviano and colleagues explore the relationship between two notable features of globalisation Gianmarco Ottaviano, Giovanni Peri and Greg C. Wright
    November 2015
    Paper No' CEPCP459:
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    CentrePiece 20 (2) Autumn 2015


    Tags: immigration; services trade


    This article summarises 'Immigration, Trade and Productivity in Services: Evidence from UK Firms' by Gianmarco Ottaviano, Giovanni Peri and Greg Wright, CEP Discussion Paper No. 1353
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    CEP Discussion Paper
    Immigration, Trade and Productivity in Services: Evidence from UK Firms Gianmarco I. P. Ottaviano, Giovanni Peri and Greg C. Wright
    May 2015
    Paper No' CEPDP1353:
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    JEL Classification: F16; F10; F22; F23


    Tags: immigration; services trade

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    CEP Election Analysis
    #ElectionEconomics: The Research Evidence on Key Issues for Voters in the 2015 UK General Election Ghazala Azmat, Brian Bell, Jonathan Colmer, Antoine Dechezleprêtre, Swati Dhingra, Christian Hilber, Stephen Machin, Alan Manning, Ralf Martin, Alistair McGuire, Sandra McNally, Gianmarco Ottaviano, Henry Overman, Isabelle Roland, Thomas Sampson, Anna Valero, John Van Reenen, Jonathan Wadsworth, Gill Wyness and Gabriel Zucman
    April 2015
    Paper No' CEPEA034:
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    Tags: 2015 uk general election; government policy; austerity; productivity; health; nhs; education; higher education; immigration; brexit; eu; inequality; real wages; unemployment; gender; management; productivity; uk housing; environment; climate change; uk cities; infrastructure; taxation

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    CEP Election Analysis
    Should We Stay or Should We Go? The economic consequences of leaving the EU Swati Dhingra, Gianmarco I. P. Ottaviano and Thomas Sampson
    March 2015
    Paper No' CEPEA022:
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    JEL Classification: F13;F17;F60


    Tags: trade; european union; welfare; brexit; #electioneconomics; government policy; 2015 general election

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    CEP Discussion Paper
    Relaxing Credit Constraints in Emerging Economies: The Impact of Public Loans on the Performance of Brazilian Manufacturers Filipe Lage de Sousa and Gianmarco I. P. Ottaviano October 2014
    Paper No' CEPDP1309:
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    JEL Classification: G28; O38; H25


    Tags: credit constraints; firm performance; firm productivity; firm investment; public loans

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    CEP Discussion Paper
    City of Dreams Jorge De la Roca, Gianmarco I. P. Ottaviano and Diego Puga
    October 2014
    Paper No' CEPDP1305:
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    JEL Classification: R10; R23


    Tags: cities; sorting; agglomeration; self-confidence; learning

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    CentrePiece Article
    Fiat Chrysler and the future of industry Giorgio Barba Navaretti, Gianmarco I. P. Ottaviano and Maria Teresa Trentinaglia
    October 2014
    Paper No' CEPCP434:
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    CentrePiece 19 (2) Autumn 2014


    Tags: fiat chrysler; industry; workforce; labour

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    CEP Discussion Paper
    European Integration and the Gains from Trade Gianmarco I. P. Ottaviano
    September 2014
    Paper No' CEPDP1301:
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    JEL Classification: F10; F15; F17


    Tags: gains from trade; european integration; quantitative trade models; gravity equations; structural estimation

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    CEP Discussion Paper
    Immigration, Diversity and the Labour Market Outcomes of Native Workers: Some Recent Developments Gianmarco I. P. Ottaviano
    August 2014
    Paper No' CEPDP1292:
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    JEL Classification: F22; J31; J61


    Tags: immigration; wages; productivity; cultural diversity

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    CEP Special Report
    Internationalization and Innovation of Firms: Evidence and Policy Carlo Altomonte, Tommaso Aquilante, Gábor Békés and Gianmarco I. P. Ottaviano
    April 2014
    Paper No' CEPSP032:
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    JEL Classification: F13; F23; F68; O31; O38


    Tags: internationalization; innovation; firm-level data; exports; foreign direct investment; outsourcing

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    CEP Discussion Paper
    The Buyer Margins of Firms' Exports Jerónimo Carballo, Gianmarco I. P. Ottaviano and Christian Volpe Martincus
    July 2013
    Paper No' CEPDP1234:
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    JEL Classification: F12; F14


    Tags: firm heterogeneity; taste heterogeneity; import-export relations; competition; selection

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    CEP Discussion Paper
    Regional Growth and Regional Decline Holger Breinlich, Gianmarco I. P. Ottaviano and Jonathan R. W. Temple
    July 2013
    Paper No' CEPDP1232:
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    JEL Classification: O18; R11; R12; R13


    Tags: regional growth; regional convergence; regional decline

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    CEP Discussion Paper
    Monopolistic Competition and Optimum Product Selection: Why and How Heterogeneity Matters Antonella Nocco, Gianmarco I. P. Ottaviano and Matteo Salto
    April 2013
    Paper No' CEPDP1206:
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    JEL Classification: D4; D6; F1; L0; L1


    Tags: monopolistic competition; product diversity; heterogeneity; selection; welfare

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    CEP Discussion Paper
    Immigration, Offshoring and American Jobs Gianmarco I. P. Ottaviano, Giovanni Peri and Greg C. Wright
    May 2012
    Paper No' CEPDP1147:
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    JEL Classification: F22; F23; J24; J61


    Tags: employment; production tasks; immigrants; offshoring


    This paper has been published as:
    Rethinking the Effect of Immigration on Wages, Gianmarco I. P. Ottaviano and Giovanni Peri, Journal of the European Economic Association, Volume 10, Issue 1, pp.152-197, February 2012
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    CEP Discussion Paper
    Global Value Chains During the Great Trade Collapse: A Bullwhip Effect? Carlo Altomonte, Filippo Di Mauro, Gianmarco I. P. Ottaviano, Armando Rungi and Vincent Vicard
    February 2012
    Paper No' CEPDP1131:
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    JEL Classification: F23; F15; L22


    Tags: trade collapse; multinational firms; global value chains; hierarchies of firms; vertical integration

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    CEP Discussion Paper
    Agglomeration, Trade and Selection Gianmarco I. P. Ottaviano
    February 2012
    Paper No' CEPDP1129:
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    JEL Classification: F12; R11; R12


    Tags: agglomeration; trade; heterogeneity; selection; economic geography