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Dr Catherine Thomas

Associate Professor (Reader) of Managerial Economics and Strategy

Managerial Economics and Strategy Faculty Group


Catherine Thomas is an Associate Professor of Managerial Economics and Strategy and is also the Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of Management. She is a research fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research and a research associate of the Centre for Economic Performance.

Between 2006 and 2012, she was an Assistant Professor of Economics at Columbia Business School. Her PhD is in Business Economics from Harvard University and she has an MA in Economics from the University of Edinburgh. She worked for three years at McKinsey and Company before starting her PhD.

Catherine's research focuses on three aspects of international economic integration: (1) how firms engage in offshoring, (2) how firms make outsourcing decisions, and (3), the performance consequence of firms' organizational and ownership structures. She has published papers in Economics and Management journals and also serves on several editorial boards.

Research interests

  • Organisational economics
  • Strategy
  • Industrial organisation
  • International economics


Complete list of publications