Professor of Economics
University College London
Editorial Board Member
Review of Economic Studies
AEJ: Economic Policy
EEA Investment Committee Member
CEPR Research Fellow, CEP Associate
IGC Research Affiliate, CESifo Fellow
Yrjö Jahnsson Award 2023
ERC Consolidator Grant 2018-2023
ESRC Brexit Grant 2021-2023
Philip Leverhulme Prize 2016
Kalina Manova is Professor of Economics at UCL, where she specializes in international trade and investment and served as 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 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 €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. Her work has been recognized with a Kenen Fellowship in International Economics at Princeton and a National Fellowship at the Hoover Institution 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 research 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.