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Dr Kalina Manova

Dr Kalina Manova


Expertise: international trade, multinational activity, financial frictions, europe, china and us.



Kalina Manova is Associate Professor of Economics at UCL, specialising in international trade and investment. She received her AB, AM and PhD from Harvard, and was previously Assistant Professor of Economics t Stanford, Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics at Princeton, and Professor of Economics at Oxford. She serves on the Council of the European Economic Association and on the editorial boards of Review of Economic Studies and Journal of International Economics. She is a Research Fellow at the Centre for Economic Policy Research, Associate at the LSE Centre for Economic Performance, Research Affiliate at the International Growth Centre, Affiliate at CESifo Institute, and Faculty Fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research.

Dr Kalina Manova's current areas of research are:

  • Professor Manova's research explores three themes in international economics: (i) the effects of financial frictions and resource misallocation on international trade, multinational activity, and the welfare impact of globalization; (ii) the role of firm heterogeneity, with a focus on productivity, product quality, and management practices; and (iii) the determinants of firms’ participation in global value chains and its consequences for firm performance and aggregate economies.