Mattia Di Ubaldo

University of Sussex, UK

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Current position

Research Fellow, University of Sussex Business School, UK

Research interest

Firm productivity, foreign direct investment, innovation economics, international trade, labor economics, trade policy

Past positions

Postdoctoral Researcher, Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI), Ireland


PhD Economics, University of Sussex, 2016

Selected publications

  • "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).