Stephen Redding's research interests include productivity growth at the firm and industry level, international trade and economic geography. Recent work has examined the relationship between comparative advantage and heterogeneous firms' response to international trade; the role of product choice in understanding firm development and industry dynamics; the uneven effects of Indian liberalization; the role of ‘absorptive capacity' in facilitating the international transfer of technology; and the role played by market access in determining economic prosperity. He was awarded a Philip Leverhulme Prize Fellowship during 2001-4 for his research on international trade and economic growth and a Global Economic Affairs Prize from the Kiel Institute for the World Economy in 2008. He was a Visiting Associate Professor at the Department of Economics, Harvard University during Fall 2007 and was a Peter Kenen Fellow in International Economics at Princeton University during 2005-6. He is currently Director of the Globalization Programme at the Centre for Economic Performance, a Professor in the Economics Department at the London School of Economics, a Research Fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research, and a Research Fellow of the Institute for Fiscal Studies. Prior to joining the London School of Economics, he worked as a research economist at the Bank of England on the relationship between international openness and economic growth, published as Openness and Growth, (eds) Proudman and Redding, Bank of England, London. Publications in academic journals include the American Economic Review, Review of Economic Studies, Journal of Economic Perspectives, Journal of the European Economic Association, Review of Economics and Statistics, International Economic Review, Economic Journal, European Economic Review, Journal of International Economics, and Journal of Development Economics.
Current areas of research include:
- International Trade
- Economic Geography