THE DEPARTMENT IS DELIGHTED TO BE WELCOMING TWO NEW SENIOR PROFESSORS THIS ACADEMIC YEAR.
Professor Paola Conconi has joined us as the BP Professor in Economics from her previous roles at the Université Libre de Bruxelles and the European Center for Advanced Research in Economics and Statistics.
Paola is a Research Fellow of the CEPR International Trade and Regional Economics Program, a CESifo Research Fellow, a Research Associate the CEP at the London School of Economics, and the Director of the CEPR Research Network on Global Value Chains, Trade and Development. Her main research interests are in international trade, political economy, and firm organisation.
Professor Conconi commented:
I am really excited to join the department and look forward to interacting with my new colleagues. I plan to foster research in international trade and political economy, my two main areas of expertise.
Professor Doug Gollin is new to the Department but not to the University, he might already be a familiar face to some as he joins us after spending ten years in the Oxford Department of International Development. Doug is Co-Convenor of the Development Economics Research Group and his research focuses broadly on economic development and growth, with an emphasis on structural transformation. He also has interests in agricultural productivity and technology.
Doug was previously on the faculty of Williams College in the United States from 1996 to 2012 and currently serves as academic director for a research programme on Structural Transformation and Economic Growth (STEG), funded by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development Office and managed by the CEPR.
Professor Gollin commented:
The Department feels like an exciting place intellectually at the moment, with a great mix of senior and junior colleagues. And I'm finding interesting intersections with colleagues and students who work on trade, macro, and applied micro, as well as with the Development Economics group - which I'm obviously more familiar with.