Giordano Mion is currently Professor of International Trade at the University of Sussex, UK. Before joining the University of Sussex in 2015, Giordano Mion was a Professor at the University of Surrey (2013-2015), a Lecturer at the London School of Economics (2009-2013) as well as post-doctoral fellow at the Université Catholique de Louvain in Belgium (2005-2008) from which he received a PhD in Economics in 2004. He was also a visiting scholar at the Paris School of Economics, University of Toronto and University of Bologna. Past research awards include the Highly Cited Authors Award from the Journal of Urban Economics and the Mundell Prize form the Canadian Journal of Economics. He is currently a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Economic Geography. Giordano Mion is currently a Research Fellow of the Centre for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) and is associated to the Centre for Economic Performance (CEP) at the London School of Economics as well as to the Center for Economic Studies and the Ifo Institute (CESifo). His research and teaching focus on International Trade, Urban Economics and Applied Econometrics. He has been publishing in international peer-reviewed journals including the Journal of International Economics, the Journal of Urban Economics, the Economic Journal, the International Economic Review and the Review of Economics and Statistics. He has also conducted a number of studies and consultancies for the UK Trade and Investment agency, the UK Department for Transport, the UK Business and Investment agency and the European Central Bank.