Facundo Albornoz

Professor of Economics

University of Nottingham

Areas of interest

  • Development economics
  • Political economics
  • Economics of education


Facundo Albornoz is a deputy theme lead for 'Negotiating a Turbulent World' and a researcher within the Centre for Inclusive Trade Policy (CITP). He holds a PhD in Economics from the EHESS Paris School of Economics. He joined the University of Nottingham in 2015, where he is currently a professor. Before coming to Nottingham, he held academic positions at the University of Birmingham and the Universidad de San Andrés in Argentina. He is a Research Fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), Argentine National Scientific and Technical Research Council (CONICET), the Globalisation and Economic Policy (GEP) and the Nottingham Interdisciplinary Centre for Economic and Political Research (NICEP). Facundo works in a variety of research areas such as international trade (firm export dynamics), education policy (behavioural interactions within the school system), cultural dynamics and international political economics (the effect of foreign interventions on conflict and democracy), with an underlying common interest in development economics. He has published in academic journals such as the Journal of International Economics, Journal of Development Economics, Economic Journal, Journal of Economic Literature and Journal of the European Economic Association. His research has been funded by the ESRC and the British Academy, and he has undertaken advisory work for agencies such as the World Bank, Inter-American Development Bank and the Organisation of Ibero-American States.

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