Chief Economist, EBRD; Professor of Economics, University of Oxford (on leave); and ITRE Programme Director, CEPR
Beata Javorcik is Professor of Economics at the University of Oxford and Programme Director of International Trade and Regional Economics at the Centre for Economic Policy Research in London. She specialises in international trade and economic development. Prior to coming to Oxford, she worked for eight years at the World Bank in Washington DC where she was involved in research activities, lending operations and provision of policy advice to developing countries in Central and Eastern Europe, Latin America and Asia.
Her research interests focus on determinants and consequences of inflows of foreign direct investment, links between exporting and firm performance, and tariff evasion. Her work has been published in economic journals such as the American Economic Review, Review of Economics and Statistics, European Economic Review, Economic Journal, Journal of International Economics and Journal of Development Economics. She holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Yale University and a B.A. from the University of Rochester.
Recent work by Beata Javorcik
Policymakers in developing countries often clash over the impact of foreign direct investment, but what does the existing literature tell us?
A study in Indonesia reveals that foreign acquisitions lead to a 30% improvement in energy efficiency within two years