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[Photo: Isabelle ROLAND] Ms Isabelle ROLAND
Economist Research Assistant - Productivity and Innovation
Tel:  020 7852 3522
Email: I.Roland@lse.ac.uk
Room/Desk: 32L 2.11 A  

Expertise: Empirical corporate finance; financial frictions and their impact on productivity and growth; banking and financial regulation

Biography:

Isabelle is an Economist Research Assistant, and PhD candidate at the CEP and the London School of Economics and Political Science. She is a member of the Financial Markets Group (FMG) and a Scholar at the Paul Woolley Centre for the Study of Capital Market Dysfunctionality. She received her B.Sc. in Economics at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium, and her MSc/MRes at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Her research is focused on the impact of financial frictions on productivity and growth. Prior to joining CEP, Isabelle worked in the Economic Consulting practice of LECG where she worked on a number of projects on regulatory and competition economics for clients in the telecommunications, utilities, and financial sectors. She also worked as a Research Analyst at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development covering Central and Eastern Europe.

Current Areas of Research:

I am currently looking at the impact of financial frictions on UK labour productivity during the financial crisis; the impact of Knightian uncertainty on the liability structure of UK banks during the financial crisis; and the impact of management practices on firm performance in the light of agency conflicts.

Education:

  • BSc in Economics, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
  • MSc in Economics, London School of Economics
  • PhD in Economics, London School of Economics (Expected 2016)

Awards:

  • ESRC Scholarship (2009-2013)
  • Paul Woolley Centre Scholarship (2013-2015)

Affiliations/Professional activities with other institutions:

  • CEP - Economist Research Assistant
  • FMG - Research Student
  • Paul Woolley Centre for the Study of Capital Market Dysfunctionality - Paul Woolley Scholar

Selected Publications:

  • Fabrizio Coricelli, Nigel Driffield, Sarmistha Pal, and Isabelle Roland (2012), When does leverage hurt productivity growth? A firm-level analysis, Journal of International Money and Finance, Vol 31(6), October 2012, pp.1674-1694