Professor of Economics
Deputy Department Head
University College London
Editorial Board Member
Review of Economic Studies
AEJ: Economic Policy
EEA Council & Executive Committee Member
CEPR Research Fellow, CEP Associate
IGC Research Affiliate, CESifo Fellow
Philip Leverhulme Prize 2016
ERC Consolidator Grant 2018-2022
ESRC Brexit Grant 2021-2023
Kalina Manova is Professor of Economics and Deputy Department Head at UCL, specializing in international trade and investment. 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 Council of the European Economic Association and on the editorial boards of Review of Economic Studies and previously Journal of International Economics. She is Research Fellow at the Centre for Economic Policy Research, Associate at the LSE Centre for Economic Performance, Research Affiliate at the International Growth Centre, Affiliate at CESifo Institute, and External Consultant at Bank of England.
Professor Manova has received 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) the effects of financial frictions on international trade, multinational activity, and gains from globalization; (ii) the role of firm heterogeneity in productivity, quality, and management; and (iii) the determinants and consequences of global value chains for firm performance. Her research has been published in leading academic journals and policy forums such as Quarterly Journal of Economics, 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 US. She frequently speaks at academic conferences, as well as policy events at the World Bank, IMF, 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.