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

PhD Students

GEP has a cluster of high quality research students who participate fully in the centre's activities. Some benefit from scholarship support offered through the centre on an annual basis. 

Current PhD students 

Diana Beltekian

Essays on trade and development

Supervisors: Facundo Albornoz and Alejandro Riano 


Rachel Cho

Topic: Re-exploring the finance growth nexus

Supervisors: Omar Licandro and Markus Eberhardt


David Contreras Gómez

Effect of grading policy on educational outcomes

Supervisors: Facundo Albornoz and Richard Upward


Wenxiao Dong

Essays on international trade, resource misallocation and productivity

Supervisors: Alejandro Riano and Zhihong Yu


Zhangfeng Jin

Zhangfeng Jin (Ningbo)

Rural migration and productivity responses to Hukou reform in China

Supervisors: Richard Upward, Paulo Epifani and Juliane Scheffel


Gabriele Lucchetti

Topic: TBA 

Supervisors: Richard Upward and Giovanni Facchini


Kaminchia Sheila Mwendwa

Sheila Kaminchia 

The determinants of trade integration: an assessment of the East African community

Supervisors: Roberto Bonfatti, and Alejandro Riaño


Zhaohui Nui

Zhaohui Nui (Ningbo)

Import competition and quality upgrading

Supervisors: Chris Milner, Chang Liu (Ningbo) and Saileshsingh Gunessee (Ningbo)


Francesca Vinci

Francesca Vinci

Capital and economic recovery after the Great Recession

Supervisors: Omar Licandro and Giammario Impullitti


Charikleia Vavoura

Charikleia Vavoura

Trade liberalisation in the shadow of superstar firms

Supervisors: Giammario Impullitti and Spiros Bougheas


Feicheng Wang

Feicheng Wang (Ningbo)

Globalisation and labour market in China

Supervisors: Chris Milner and Juliane Scheffel (Ningbo)


Shubin Yang

Shubin Yang (Ningbo)

Globalisation, Technology Transfer and Firm Performance

Supervisors: Chris Milner and Sandra Lancheros (Ningbo)



Rhea (Yuzhu) Zhang

Trade and Finance: Firm-Level Evidence

Supervisors: Sourafel Girma and Zhihong Yu



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