Paola Conconi is a Professor of Economics (Statutory Chair) at the University of Oxford and a Professorial Fellow at New College Oxford. Before joining Oxford, she was a Professor of Economics at the Université Libre de Bruxelles and a member of the European Center for Advanced Research in Economics and Statistics (ECARES).
She obtained a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Bologna, a M.A. in International Relations from the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) of Johns Hopkins University, and a M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Warwick.
She is a Research Fellow of the CEPR International Trade and Regional Economics Program, a CESifo Research Fellow, a Research Associate the CEP at the London School of Economics, and the Director of the CEPR Research Network on Global Value Chains, Trade and Development. She has published many papers in leading economics journals, including the American Economic Review, the Journal of Political Economy, and the Review of Economic Studies. She has received several prestigious grants, including an Advanced Research Grant from the European Research Council (ERC) to study the interplay between trade agreements and supply chains. Her main research interests are in international trade, political economy, and firm organisation.
"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).