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Kalina Manova

Professor of Economics

University College London


Editorial Board Member

Review of Economic Studies

AEJ: Economic Policy

REStud Board Director

EEA Investment Committee Member
CEPR, CEP, IGC, CESifo Fellow


ERC Advanced Grant 2024-2029

Yrjö Jahnsson Award 2023

ERC Consolidator Grant 2018-2023

ESRC Brexit Grant 2021-2024

Philip Leverhulme Prize 2016

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Kalina Manova is Professor of Economics at UCL, where she specializes in international trade and investment, chairs senior recruitment, and was Deputy Department Head in 2020-2023. She received her AB, AM and PhD from Harvard, and was previously Assistant Professor at Stanford, Visiting Assistant Professor at Princeton, and Professor at Oxford. She serves on the Board of Directors of the Review of Economic Studies, the Investment Committee of the European Economic Association and previously on its Council and Executive Committee. She also serves on the editorial boards of Review of Economic Studies, American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, and previously Journal of International Economics. She is research fellow or affiliate at the Centre for Economic Policy Research, the LSE Centre for Economic Performance, the International Growth Centre, and the CESifo Institute. She has been External Consultant at Bank of England and Inter-American Development Bank.

Professor Manova has received the EEA Yrjö Jahnsson Award, the Philip Leverhulme Prize in Economics, a 5-year €2.4M Advanced Grant and a 5-year €1.5M Consolidator Grant from the European Research Council, a 3-year ₤750K ESRC Governance After Brexit Grant, and the Excellence Award in Global Economic Affairs from the Kiel Institute for World Economy. She has been recognized with a Kenen Fellowship at Princeton and a Hoover National Fellowship at Stanford.

Professor Manova's research explores three themes in international economics: (i) global value chains and firm production networks; (ii) firm productivity, innovation, and management practices; and (iii) financial frictions in international trade and investment. Her work has been published in leading academic journals and policy forums such as Quarterly Journal of Economics, Journal of Political Economy, Review of Economic Studies, Review of Economics and Statistics, Annual Review of Economics, Journal of International Economics, and VoxEU. She has expertise on Europe, China, and the Americas. She frequently speaks at academic conferences, as well as policy events at the World Bank, IMF, OECD, WTO, ECB, US Federal Reserve System, and Bank of England among others. She also delivers mini-courses at universities in Europe and Asia and training workshops at government institutions.

University College London | UCL Department of Economics

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