Fabrice Defever is an Assistant Professor (lecturer) at the University of Nottingham and a Research Associate at the Centre for Economic Performance at the London School of Economics (CEP). He received his PhD in Economics at Paris School of Economics (University of Paris I) in 2007. His research is primarily focused on international trade, development economics as well as on the international organization of production of multinational firms. His most recent work focuses on China’s integration into the world economy. His research has been published in various academic journals, including Economics Letters, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Canadian Journal of Economics. and Regional Science and Urban Economics.