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My current research explores three themes in international economics: the impact of financial frictions on international trade and investment; the role of firm heterogeneity in productivity, product quality and management practices; and the determinants and consequences of global value chains.

Working Papers


Firm Heterogeneity and Imperfect Competition in Global Production Networks

​​November 2021. (with Hanwei Huang, Oscar Perello and Frank Pisch)


Tickets to the Global Market: First U.S. Patents and Chinese Firm Exports

April 2022. (with Robin Kaiji Gong, Yao Amber Li and Stephen Teng Sun)


UK Trade in the Wake of Brexit

​​April 2022. CEP Discussion Paper 1847. (with Rebecca Freeman, Thomas Prayer and Thomas Sampson)

Featured in Financial Times, The Economist, BBC, SkyNews, Independent, Telegraph, Bloomberg, CEPR E-book & podcast.


Trade, Productivity, and (Mis)allocation
August 2018. CEPR Working Paper. (with Antoine Berthou, Jong Hyun Chung and Charlotte Sandoz)


Work in Progress

Multinational Firms and Global Innovation

With Anna Gumpert, Cristina Rujan and Monika Schnitzer


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