Paola Conconi

Paola Conconi

BP Professor of Economics
PhD Warwick, MSc Warwick, MA Johns Hopkins, BA Bologna

I joined New College in 2022 as a Professorial Fellow. I have broad research interests, which reflect my interdisciplinary background: before obtaining my M.Sc. and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Warwick, I studied Political Science at the University of Bologna, and International Relations at the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) of Johns Hopkins University. My research spans three main fields: international trade, political economy, and firm organization. I address novel and policy-relevant questions, often at the intersection between these fields, combining theory and empirics. I have received an Advanced Research Grant from the European Research Council (ERC) to study the interplay between trade agreements and global supply chains.

Research Interests

My main research interests are in international trade, political economy, and firm organization.

Selected Publications

"The Tyranny of the Single Minded: Guns, Environment, and Abortion" (with Laurent Bouton, Francisco Pino and Maurizio Zanardi), Review of Economics and Statistics 103, 48-59 (2021).

“Internalizing Global Value Chains: A Firm-Level Analysis” (with Laura Alfaro, Pol Antràs, and Davin Chor), Journal of Political Economy 127, 508-559 (2019).

“From Final Goods to Inputs: The Protectionist Effect of Preferential Rules of Origin” (with Manuel García Santana, Laura Puccio, and Roberto Venturini), American Economic Review 108, 2335-2365 (2018).

“Suspiciously Timed Trade Disputes” (with David deRemer, Georg Kirchsteiger, Lorenzo Trimarchi and Maurizio Zanardi), Journal of International Economics 105, 57-76 (2017).

“Do Prices Determine Vertical Integration?” (with Laura Alfaro, Harald Fadinger and Andrew Newman), Review of Economic Studies 83,1-35 (2016) [Lead Article]. 

“The Internationalization Process of Firms: from Exports to FDI” (with André Sapir and Maurizio Zanardi), Journal of International Economics 99, 16-30 (2016).

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