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[Photo: Esther Ann BØLER] Dr Esther Ann BØLER
Associate - Trade
Email: e.boler@lse.ac.uk
Room/Desk: 32L 2.35 H  

Imperial College London
Email: e.boler@imperial.ac.uk

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Expertise: International Trade, Innovation and Productivity


Esther Boler joined Imperial College Business School as an Assistant Professor in August 2016, after completing a PhD at the University of Oslo.

Current Areas of Research:

The effects of innovation and globalisation on firm performance.


  • PhD Economics (2016), University of Oslo


  • Best paper award, FREIT 10th Annual Empirical Investigations in Trade and Investment (EITI) Conference 2016
  • Best paper award, 14th Annual GEP/CEPR Post-graduate Conference 2015, University of Nottingham

Affiliations/Professional activities with other institutions:

  • CEPR - Research Affiliate

Selected Publications:

CEP Publications

CEP Discussion Paper
Globalization: A Woman's Best Friend? Exporters and the Gender Wage Gap Esther Ann Bøler, Beata Javorcik and Karen Helene Ulltveit-Moe
June 2015
Paper No' CEPDP1358:
Read Abstract | Full Paper (pdf)

JEL Classification: F10; F14; F16; J16

Tags: exporters; globalization; gender wage gap