Mishel Ghassibe awarded Edgeworth prize for outstanding DPhil thesis in Economics

Congratulations to Mishel Ghassibe, who has been awarded the 2023 Edgeworth prize for the outstanding DPhil thesis in Economics for his thesis titled “Networks and Search for Goods in Macroeconomics”.

Mishel's research interests are in macroeconomics, with a focus on implications of production networks, firm heterogeneity and goods market frictions for monetary and fiscal policies. On the side of monetary policy, he aims to understand how input-output linkages across firms and sectors affect the conduct and effectiveness of central bank policy. His work on fiscal policy studies how the effectiveness of both government spending and tax instruments varies across different phases of the business cycle.

Commenting on the award Mishel said:

Winning the Edgeworth prize is an immense privilege. I am extremely grateful to my family, advisors and colleagues who have helped me throughout this tough yet exciting journey. My hope is that it becomes a sound foundation for my academic career.

Mishel obtained a BA in Economics from the University of Cambridge (Trinity College), followed by an MPhil in Economics from the University of Oxford (St Antony’s College). He is currently a tenure-track Junior Researcher (Assistant Professor) at CREi, which is a research institute at Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona), and also Affiliated Professor at Barcelona School of Economics (BSE).