Dr Catherine Thomas is an Associate Professor of Managerial Economics and Strategy. She is the Director of the International Trade Programme at the Centre for Economic Performance and a Research Fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research. Catherine is a Co-Editor of Economica and an Associate Editor of Management Science. She has previously also served on the editorial boards of the Review of Economic Studies and the Strategic Management Journal. Having been the Director of the BSc Management at LSE for its first five years, she is now the Chair of the Steering Committee for the degree. Catherine is also a member of the LSE Teaching Excellence Framework sub-committee and the Chair of the Knowledge Exchange and Impact Strategy Group in the Management Department.
Catherine was formerly 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 at McKinsey and Company before starting her PhD and is currently a trustee of The Wincott Foundation, which supports and encourages high-quality economic, financial, and business journalism, in the UK and internationally.
Catherine's research focuses on aspects of international economic integration, including how firms structure global value chains and the performance consequences of firms' organisational and ownership decisions. She has published papers in Economics and Management journals, including the American Economic Review, the Review of Economic Studies, Management Science, and Strategy Science.
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Managerial Economics and Strategy Faculty Research Group