Nottingham Centre for Research on
Globalisation and Economic Policy (GEP)

Completed PhD Students

Natasha Agarwal (conferred December 2012)

Spillovers in China

  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Oxford University
  • Researcher, Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Mumbai
  • Economist, CAFRAL, Reserve Bank of India
  • Now International Trade Consultant, Indian Institute of Foreign Trade


Emmanuel Amissah (conferred December 2012)

Financial system architecture and the pattern of international trade

  • Teaching Associate, University of Nottingham
  • Now Lecturer, Nottingham Trent University


Vaalmikki Arjoon (conferred July 2012)

Essays on capital markets in the caribbean sub-region

  • Teaching Associate, University of Nottingham
  • Now Lecturer, University of West Indies


Paulo Bastos (conferred December 2007)

International competition and unionised labour markets

  • GEP Research Fellow, University of Nottingham
  • Economic Analyst, European Commission
  • Now Research Fellow, Inter-American Development Bank
  • Now Senior Economist, The World Bank


Donneil Cain (2017)

Emperical gravity modeling: Application and diagnostics

  • Project Development Specialist, Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre, Belize


Medhi Chowdhury (conferred July 2011)

Competition and cooperation in international labour migration

  • Teaching Fellow, Bristol University
  • Now Senior Lecturer, Bournemouth University


Timothy DeStefano (July 2016)

The impact of information technology on firm performance in the UK

  • Policy Analyst, OECD


Zouheir El-Sahli

International Trade and the Container

  • Now Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Lund University


Sabrina Eisenbarth

Essays on international trade, environmental regulation and resource management

  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Oxford


Neil Foster-McGregor (conferred December 2001)

North-south trade, openness and growth

  • Assistant Professor at the University of Vienna
  • Senior Economist at Vienna Institute for Internaitonal Economics
  • Now Research Fellow, UNU-MERIT, United Nations University, the Netherlands


Olivier Godart (July 2010)

FDI and labour demand

  • Lecturer, CAU Kiel


Saileshsingh Gunessee (conferred December 2007)

Strategic tax competition: theoretical and experimental investigation

  • Assistant Professor in Economics, University of Nottingham Ningbo China


Agyapomaa (Biibi) Gyeke-Dako (conferred July 2011)

Multinationals and financial constraints

  • Teaching Fellow, Durham Business School
  • Now Lecturer, University of Ghana Business School


Michael Henry (conferred December 2004)

Essays on openness and total factor productivity Growth

  • Research Fellow, Aston Business School
  • Now Senior Lecturer, University of Birmingham


Michele Imbruno

Trade liberalization, intermediate inputs and heterogeneous firms

  • Assistant Professor, Institute of Advanced Studies, Lucca


Kittipong Jangkamolkulchai (conferred July 2005)

FDI and labour markets

  • Regional Manager, Bryan Cave International Trade, Bangkok
  • Associate Director, Bryan Cave International Consulting, Bangkok 
  • Manager, Philip Morris International
  • Now Head of Corporate Affairs Hong Kong and Macau, Philip Morris International 


Allyson John (2016)

Structural adjustment: analysing the impact of trade and institutional reform

  • Teaching Associate, University of Nottingham


Harshana Kasseeah

Capital structure choice and financing behaviour of small and medium enterprises in the UK

  •  Analyst, Monetary Policy Unit, Central Bank of Mauritius
  • Senior Lecturer, University of Mauritius


Tobias Ketterer (2014)

Essays on trade and trade policy

  • Post-Doc at LSE
  • Now Economic Analyst, European Commission


Yoke Fong Kong (conferred February 2014)

Asian trade and the rise of China

  • Lecturer at Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, Malaysia


Zovanga Kone (2016)

Essays on the labour market outcomes of immigrants in the UK

  • Research Assistant, LSE
  • Now Researcher, University of Oxford's Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS)


Jianan Li (2014)

Grain trade and market integration in China's Qing dynasty

  • Post-doc, University of Xiamen, China


Meng Lu (conferred July 2011)

The effects of lumpiness on international trade

  • Senior Analyst at A C Nielson Marketing Consultancy, Shanghai 


Priydarshini (Neema) Mahabir (conferred July 2009)

The impact of the emergence of China on developing countries

  • Lecturer in Economics and Statistics, University of Lincoln
  • Now Lecturer in Statistics, Nottingham Trent University


Reshma Mahabir (conferred December 2004)

Essays on global and regional integration in the Caribbean

  • Economist at the Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago


Danny McGowan (conferred July 2011)

Entry, eExit and international trade

  • Research Associate, University of Nottingham
  • Lecturer in Economics, Bangor Business School
  • Now Assistant Professor of Industrial Economics, University of Nottingham


Hugh Metcalf (conferred July 2004)

The impact of changes in exchange rates in pricing structures

  • Lecturer,  University of Newcastle
  • Now Senior Lecturer, Newcastle University Business School

Robert Mullings (2011)

Trade liberalisation and labour market effects in Jamaica

  • Lecturer, Birmingham University
  • Now Senior Lecturer, Nottingham Trent University


Soumyatanu Mukherjee (2016)

Economic reform and structural change - a general equilibrium analysis

  • Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode (IIMK)


Baboo Nowbutsing (conferred July 2005)

Testing trade theories: An experimental investigation

  • Lecturer, University of Mauritius
  • Now Senior Lecturer in Economics and Statistics, University of Mauritius


Rungnapa Opartpunyasarn (2017)

Stock returns and exposure: how important are firm-specific exchange rates?

  • Lecturer, Faculty of Economics, Thammasat University, Thailand

Smaranda Pantea (2012)

International technology transfer, firm productivity and employment

  • Teaching Fellow, University of Bristol
  • Scientific Officer, European Commission Institute for Technology Studies, Spain
  • Economic Analyst, European Commission, Brussels
  • Now Economist, Ministry of Public Finance, Romania


Christopher Parsons (conferred December 2012)

Essays on international migration

  • Research Associate, University of Oxford
  • Assistant Professor,  University of Westernm Australia


Bina Prajapati (2011)

Globalisation and the labour market: an analysis of job stability and job security in Britain 

  • Economist, Competition and Markets Authority


Satiumsingh Ragoobur (conferred December 2004)

Trade unions in an era of globalisation

  • Teaching Assistant at Lancaster University


Robert Riegler (2012)

Fragmentation and integration: new evidence on the organisational structure of UK firms

  • Lecturer,  Staffordshire University 
  • Now Lecturer, Coventry Business School


Lionel Roger (2018)

Essays on macroeconomics in Africa

  • Research Fellow, Overseas Development Institute, Ministry of Finance, Zimbabwe


Joana Silva (conferred December 2007)

Globalisation and labour market adjustment: the role of human capital

  • Young Professionals Program at the World Bank
  • Economist, The World Bank
  • Now Senior Economist, The World Bank


Rachel Slaymaker  (2018)

Essays on international migration

  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow ESRI, Dublin


Christian Soegaard

Factor mobility and the political economy of trade liberalisation

  • Lecturer, Nottingham Trent University 
  • Now Teaching Fellow, University of Warwick


Nuno Sousa (conferred July 2002)

The impact of foreign direct investment on host countries

  • Lecturer at the University of Minho, Portugal
  • Now in Chief Economist Unit, The European Commission


Jonathan Timmis (2014)

Internet diffusion and international trade

  • ODI Fellow, Economist, The Rwanda Energy Group
  • Now Economist, OECD - OCDE


Festus Turkson (conferred December 2012)

Financing constraints and export performance: the case of private domestic firms in China

  • Senior Lecturer and Economist, University of Ghana


Manop Udomkerdmongkol (conferred December 2007)

Foreign direct investment, trade and exchange rate variability

  • Economist at the Monetary Policy Group, Bank of Thailand


Priit Vahter (conferred July 2010)

Microeconomic effects of competition on productivity in the EU

  • Senior Research Fellow at University of Tartu, Estonia
  • Now Associate Professor, Warwick Business School


Hao Wang (2014)

The determinants and consequences of FDI: evidence from Chinese manufacturing firms

  • TBC


Pan Wang (2012)

Outward FDI from China


Zheng Wang (conferred July 2012)

Trade liberalisation and firm behaviour

  • Assistant Professor at University of Nottingham Ningbo China


Niven Winchester (conferred July 2002)

CGE modelling: the effect of trade on wages

  • Lecturer at Otago University, New Zealand
  • Now Environmental Energy Economist, Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change, Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Sarut Wittayarungruangsri (conferred July 2006)

Antidumping regulation: a theoretical approach

  • Economist at the Fiscal Policy Research Institute, Thailand
  • Now Assistant Manager, Bryan Cave International Consulting, Bangkok


Fangya Xu (conferred July 2008)

The eEnvironment impact of China's trade

  • Lecturer - Plymouth University 


Zhihong Yu (conferred July 2006)

The dynamics of firm adjustment into and out of exports markets

  • ESRC Research Fellow, GEP, University of Nottingham
  • Assistant Professor, Economics, University of Nottingham
  • Now Associate Professor, Economics, University of Nottingham


Cheng Zhang (conferred July 2012)

Public spending, fiscal competition and location Choice


Ping Zhang (conferred July 2006)

An experimental investigation of initial public offerings auctions

  • Research Fellow, School of Economics, University of Nottingham
  • Now in Assets and Liability Department, China Construction Bank, Beijing


Xufei (Florence) Zhang (conferred July 2008)

Firm level adjustment to globalisation

  • GEP Research Fellow, University of Nottingham
  • Now Senior Lecturer at Middlesex University   


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