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Professor Luis Garicano

Professor of Economics and Strategy

Faculty Group: Managerial Economics and Strategy

Biography

Professor Garicano is Programme Director for the MSc Economics and Management| programme. He earned two bachelor's degrees, one in economics in 1990 and one in law in 1991, both from Universidad de Valladolid in Spain. He earned a master's degree in European economic studies from the College of Europe in Belgium in 1992. He then moved to the United States, where he earned a master's degree in economics in 1995 and a PhD in economics in 1998, both from the University of Chicago. He joined the faculty of the University of Chicago Booth School of Business in 1998, initially as Assistant Professor, progressing to Associate Professor in 2002 and full Professor in 2006. During his time at Chicago Booth he took leave to teach at the Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), as well as London Business School. He joined LSE in 2007, initially as Director of Research in the Department of Management. He has also worked as an economist for the Commission of the European Union and has been involved in efforts to promote structural reforms in the Spanish economy. In particular he has co-authored proposals to reform the labour markets, housing markets, and the pension and health systems, as well as a recent study with McKinsey on the Growth perspectives for the Spanish economy. He also currently co-edits the most widely read economics blog in Spanish, NadaesGratis.es|.

Research interests

  • Information technology and productivity
  • Organisation of firms
  • Organisational architecture 
  • Outsourcing and offshoring
  • Wage inequality
  • Hierarchies

Recent publications

  • El dilema de España
    Garicano, Luis (2014) El dilema de España. Atalaya . PlanetadeLibros.com, Barcelona, Spain. ISBN 9788499422794
  • Survive another day: does uncertain financing affect the composition of investment?
    Garicano, Luis and Steinwender, Claudia (2013) Survive another day: does uncertain financing affect the composition of investment? CEP Discussion Papers, CEPDP1188. Centre for Economic Performance, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.
  • Relational knowledge transfers
    Garicano, Luis and Rayo, Luis (2013) Relational knowledge transfers. CEP Discussion Papers, CEPDP1203. Centre for Economic Performance, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.
  • Five lessons from the Spanish cajas debacle for a new euro-wide supervisor
    Garicano, Luis (2012) Five lessons from the Spanish cajas debacle for a new euro-wide supervisor. In: Beck, Thorsten, (ed.) Banking Union for Europe - Risks and Challenges. Vox EU, Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), London, UK, pp. 77-84.
  • Organizing growth
    Garicano, Luis and Rossi-Hansberg, Esteban (2012) Organizing growth. Journal of Economic Theory, 147 (2). pp. 623-656. ISSN 1095-7235

Complete list of publications

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