Professor Gianmarco Ottaviano


Professor of Economics

Gianmarco Ottaviano

Gianmarco I.P. Ottaviano is Professor of Economics at the London School of Economics and Political Science where he is the Director of the Trade Programme at the Centre for Economic Performance London. He is also honorary professor at the University of Bologna, research fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research London, non-resident senior fellow of Bruegel Brussels, research fellow of the Kiel Institute for the World Economy, external research fellow of the Centre for Research and Analysis of Migration London, and external research fellow of the Leverhulme Centre for Research on Globalisation and Economic Policy Nottingham.

He received his BA in Economics at Bocconi University Milan, his M.Sc. in Economics at the London School of Economics and Political Science, and his Ph.D. in Economics at the Université Catholique de Louvain.

He is the co-author of many works in international trade, urban economics and economic geography. His recent publications focus on the competitiveness of firms in the global economy as well as the economic effects of immigration and offshoring on employment and wages. He is co-editor of Economica as well as associate editor of Regional Science and Urban Economics and of Spatial Economic Analysis.


Expertise: economics; economic geography; foreign direct investment; immigration; international trade; multinationals; urban economics


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