I am a PhD candidate in the department of Economics. My main fields of interest are macroeconomics and public economics.
In my main research project, I study the role of publicly-funded R&D in fostering productivity growth by combining historical firm-level data on patents with a model of firm heterogeneity. In other, co-authored projects, I am investigating (1) the impact of cross-border shocks on production networks in Uganda and Rwanda, (2) the role of migration for firm growth in the UK and (3) the impact of price shocks on the production network of the state of São Paulo. During my time at LSE, I have held visiting research positions at the Alan Turing Institute and the National Bank of Belgium.
Before joining LSE, I completed a BA in Economics & Political Science from Sciences Po (Paris) and a BSc in Mathematics from Sorbonne Université (Paris). I have also held pre-doctoral positions at the Harvard Kennedy School and LSE.
With colleagues at LSE, I co-founded and run the Applicant Mentoring Programme, a mentoring scheme linking PhD students at Cambridge, LSE, Oxford, UCL and Warwick to applicants from underrepresented backgrounds interested in doing a PhD in economics. If you are interested in collaborating or sharing your experience with us, please get in touch!
Macroeconomics, Public Economics, Networks
Crescenzi, R., Dyèvre, A., & Neffke, F. (2022). Innovation catalysts: how multinationals reshape the global geography of innovation. Economic Geography, 1-29.
Devereux, S., Roelen, K., Sabates, R., Sabates-Wheeler, R., Stoelinga, D., & Dyèvre, A. (2019). Graduating from food insecurity: Evidence from graduation projects in Burundi and Rwanda. Food Security, 11(1), 219-232.
Xavier Jaravel, Ben Moll
Centre for Macroeconomics
EC400: Presessional Maths and Statistics for MSc and MRes Economics Students
EC413: Macroeconomics for MSc Students
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