University of Sussex, UK
IZA World of Labor role
Research Fellow, University of Sussex Business School, UK
Firm productivity, foreign direct investment, innovation economics, international trade, labor economics, trade policy
Postdoctoral Researcher, Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI), Ireland
PhD Economics, University of Sussex, 2016
"Investment in knowledge-based capital and productivity: Firm-level evidence from a small open economy." Review of Income and Wealth (Forthcoming) (with I. Siedschlag).
"Innovation and self-employment." In: Zimmermann, K. F. (ed.). The Handbook of Labour, Human Resources and Population Economics. New York: Springer, Forthcoming (with T. Ciarli and M. Savona).
Productivity Spillovers From Multinational Activity to Local Firms in Ireland. OECD Productivity Working Paper No. 16, 2018 (with M. Lawless and I. Siedschlag).
Go Ahead and Trade: The Effect of Uncertainty Removal in the EU’s GSP Scheme.” RESPECT Mimeo, 2019 (with I. Borchert).
Determinants of Firms' Inputs Sourcing Choices: The Role of Institutional and Regulatory Factors. Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) Working Paper No. 599, 2018 (with I. Siedschlag).
International trade regulation and job creation Updated
Trade policy is not an employment policy and should not be expected to have major effects on overall employmentL. Alan WintersMattia Di Ubaldo, February 2020Trade regulation can create jobs in the sectors it protects or promotes, but almost always at the expense of destroying a roughly equivalent number of jobs elsewhere in the economy. At a product-specific or micro level and in the short term, controlling trade could reduce the offending imports and save jobs, but for the economy as a whole and in the long term, this has neither theoretical support nor evidence in its favor. Given that protection may have other—usually adverse—effects, understanding the difficulties in using it to manage employment is important for economic policy.MoreLess