School of Business and Management

Centre for Globalisation Research (CGR)

The Centre for Globalisation Research (CGR) conducts research, dissemination and user engagement activities around four research themes:

  • Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics
  • Innovation and Networks
  • Labour Economics
  • Political Economy and Development
  • Public Policy and Behavioural Economics
  • International Business

Since 2008, scholarly outputs, many underpinned by research grants, include 102 peer-reviewed journal articles, four books, nine book chapters and 96 papers in the CGR Working Paper Series.

CGR is composed by academics based at Queen Mary University of London. Members also comprise researchers based at other universities in UK and overseas. Along with visiting scholars, who make a significant contribution to the Centre’s academic life, we host PhD students with an interest in our four research themes.

Board of Directors

Dr. Caterina Gennaioli
Political economy and development
Professor Brigitte Granville
Macroeconomics and monetary policy
Professor Pedro Martins
Labour economics
Public policy and behavioural economics
Dr. Sanghamitra Bandyopadhyay
Deputy Director
Political economy and development

Website and Blog Editor

Mrs. Beatriz Rodriguez-Satizabal
Political economy and development
International Business


Dr. Deven Bathia
Public policy and behavioural economics
Dr. Yasser Bhatti
Innovation and networks
Dr. Guven Demirel
Innovation and networks
Dr. Georg von Graevenitz
Innovation and networks
Public policy and behavioural economics
Dr. Roxana Gutiérrez-Romero
Political economy and development
Dr. Georgios Kavetsos
Public policy and behavioural economics
Dr. Thomas Kemeny
Labour economics
Political economy and development
Dr. Eun-Seok Kim
Innovation and networks
International Business
Dr. Maria Koumenta
Labour economics
Public policy and behavioural economics
Dr. Stella Ladi
Public policy and behavioural economics
Dr. Elena Lioliou
Innovation and networks
International Business
Dr. Giuliano Maielli
Innovation and networks
International Business
Professor Sushanta Mallick
Macroeconomics and monetary policy
Dr. Ravshonbek Otojanov
Political economy and development
Dr. Pietro Panzarasa
Innovation and networks
Dr. Ni Peng
Macroeconomics and monetary policy
Dr. Martha Prevezer
Political economy and development
International Business
Dr. Thomas Zhang
Innovation and networks

External Members

Professor Mark Casson
Entrepreneurship, business culture, MNCs, business history and transport studies 
Dr. Lucia Corno
Development economics, health economics, public economics
Dr. Sabine D'Costa
Applied international trade, economic geography and urban and regional economics
Professor Janet Dine
Interaction of human rights and international trade law
Professor Almudena Sevilla
Economic demography, social intervention, policy evaluation
Professor Teresa da Silva Lopes
International business history, marketing, strategy, entrepreneurship, innovation 

Visiting Fellows

Professor Vinod Aggarwal
International political economy, applied political economy
Professor Philip Arestis
Economic policy, monetary economics, applied political economy
Mr. Alberto Bagnai
Monetary policy, Eurozone
Dr. Peter Boone
Transition economies
Professor Howard Cox
International business, industrial and corporate change
Dr. Huw Edwards
Economics, firms in the global economy
Dr. Luiz A. Estevez
Labour markets, development, regional and urban economics, applied microeconometrics
Professor Saul Estrin
Competition and FDI, FDI into transition economies, private sector development
Professor Niall Ferguson
International economic and business history
Professor Walter Friedman
International business history
Dr. Marina Della Giusta
Behavioural and social economics
Professor Oliver R. Goodenough
Business law, internet, cognitive and behavioral science
Professor David J. Hancock
Business History, Atlantic History, Imperial British History
Mr. Gary Jenkins
Development policy, climate change, international negotiations
Professor Uma Kambhampati
Women’s empowerment, gender inequalities, child work and schooling, intra-household decision making, political economy of welfare provision, industrial growth and productivity
Professor Elias Karakitsos
Economies and financial markets US, EU, Japan, shipping companies
Dr. Carol S. Leonard
Regional development, growth and governance, clustering and innovation, property rights
Dr. Davide S. Mare
Banking, focusing on bankruptcy prediction, credit risk and efficiency
Professor John S.L. McCombie
Theoretical and applied aspects of national and regional economic growth
Dr. Natalia Nollenberger
Labour economics, economic of education, policy evaluation, applied microeconometrics
Dr. Constantinos Repapis
History of economic thought, economic methodology and interdisciplinary work
Mr. Jacek Rostowski
EU monetary and currency policy, transformation of post communist economies
Dr. Steven Telford
Development and welfare economics, institutional and behavioural economics
Dr. Eshref Trushin
Corporate finance, industrial organisation, innovation, international development
Luca Verginer
Networks, big data
Dr. Lúcio Vinhas de Souza
Emerging markets, macro and microeconomics, financial markets, global sovereign risk
 Dr. Yong Yang
FDI, global strategy, international business, strategic management
Dr. Ning Zeng
Applied macroeconomics, economic policies, financial markets

Doctoral Researchers

Mr. Li Dai
Labour economics
Public policy and behavioural economics
Mr. Simeon Fayemi
Macroeconomics and monetary policy
Mr. Danula Gamage
Labour economics
Public policy and behavioural economics
Ms. Anushri Gupta
Innovation and networks
Mr. Praveen Gupta
Macroeconomics and monetary policy
Mr. Abdullah Ijaz
Political economy and development
Ms. Ioana Jipa-Musat
Political economy and development
Mrs. Soo Jung Oh
Innovation and networks
International Business
Mr. Jaume Martorell Cruz
Political economy and development
Ms. Amrita Manohar
International business
Mr. Xin Pan
Labour economics
Public policy and behavioural economics
Mr. Yifan Qian
Innovation and networks
Mrs. Beatriz Rodriguez-Satizabal
Political economy and development
International Business

Peer Reviewed Publications




CGR Working Paper Series 

96. Rent sharing in China: Magnitude, heterogeneity and drivers by Wenjing Duan & Pedro S. Martins

95. Making their own weather? Estimating employer labour-market power and its wage effects by Pedro S. Martins

94. The European Patent System: A Descriptive Analysis by Georg von Graevenitz & Antanina Garanasvili

93. The Microeconomic Impacts of Employee Representatives: Evidence from Membership Thresholds by Pedro S. Martins

92. Factor prices and induced technical change in the Industrial Revolution by Ravshonbek Otojanov and Roger Fouquet



  • Roxana Gútierrez-Romero. Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation (reference ECO2013-46516-C4-1-R). Equality and Poverty: Methods and Implications 2014-2017 (Xavier Ramos, Project head).
  • Roxana Gútierrez-Romero.Catalan Government (reference 2014 SGR 1279) Equity and Development Research Group (EDReG) 2014-2019 (Xavier Ramos, Project head). 
  • Stella Ladi. Research team of the project “Democracy in Times of Crisis: Power and Discourse in a Three-Level Game”, Portuguese National Funding Agency for Science, Research and Technology (Project ref: PTDC/IVC-CPO/2247/2014).


 Remembering Inflation

Remembering Inflation
Brigitte Granville (2013)
Princeton University Press

The Processes and Practices of Fair Trade: Trust, Ethics and Governance
Brigitte Granville and Janet Dine (2013)


Trademarks, Brands, and Competitiveness
Teresa da Silva Lopes and Paul Duguid (2010)


Global Brands: The Evolution of Multinationals in Alcoholic Beverages
Teresa da Silva Lopes (2007)
Cambridge Studies in the Emergence of Global Enterprise
12 Mar 13:00-14:00

Brown-Bag Seminar

Dr. Martha Prevezer and Li Dai (SBM QMUL), 'Regional inequality in educational provision and returns to education in China'


CGR Globalisation Seminar

The Globalisation Seminar Series is a prestigious series offering a platform to prominent academics, policy-makers and business people to discuss the latest debate in economics and economic policy.

Previous seminars

2018 | 'Marginalisation amidst Globalisation; Why are Some Countries still Diverging?', Sir Professor Paul Collier (Oxford University).  Agenda Annual Globalisation Seminar and Workshop 2018 [PDF 284KB]

2017 | 'Social Mobility and Redistribution', Professor Alberto Alesina (Harvard University). Co-organised with the Royal Economic Society. Agenda Annual Globalisation Seminar and Workshop 2017 [PDF 169KB] 

CGR Workshops

The Centre organises various workshops on topics at the intersection of political economy, development and economic policy. The workshops have attracted eminent speakers such as Michael Kremer (Harvard University), Kaivan Munshi (University of Cambridge), Gerard Padro i Miguel (LSE), Sandra Sequeira (LSE), Sabina Alkire (Oxford), Pramila Krishnan (Cambridge), Natalie Quinn (Oxford) and Gaston Yalonetzky (Leeds).

Political Economy and Economic Development (annual since 2016)

Organised by: Dr. Caterina Gennaioli
Date: Friday, 9th November 2018
Venue: GC 601, Graduate Centre, Mile End Campus, Queen Mary University of London, E1 4NS

Theory and Empirics of Poverty, Inequality and Mobility (annual since 2014)

Organised by: Dr. Sanghamitra Bandyopadhyay
Date: Friday, 19th October 2018
Venue: Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry Charterhouse Square London EC1M 6BQ


CGR-SEF Quantitative Analysis of Social and Economic Issues (annual since 2018)

Organised by: Dr. Caterina Gennaioli (CGR) and Dr. Sebastian Axbard (SEF)
Date: Wednesday, 21st November 2018
Venue: GC 305

Development (2018)

Organised by: Prof. Almudena Sevilla
Date: Friday, 8th June 2018

Agenda CGR Workshop on Development 2018 [PDF 493KB]

Brown-Bag Seminar Series

The aim of the seminars is to present early-stage papers and receive timely feedbacks from peers to improve papers before submission.

Recent post

Brexit Britain – Will the Industrial Strategy Deliver?

By Dr. Georg von Graevenitz

At the heart of the government’s industrial strategy is a commitment to increase overall UK investment in R&D to 2.4% of GDP in 2027. Currently investment stands at 1.67% of GDP. So this has got to be a good thing? Actually this target is not very ambitious when measured against comparable countries and this lack of ambition is likely to affect the future prosperity of people living in the UK.

A comparison between the UK, France and Germany using OECD data shows that the UK has invested less in R&D than France as a share of GDP since 1986 and less than Germany since 1980. These differences are large and have persisted over a long time. It is perhaps worth noting that the share of R&D spending in GDP for the United states has always been above 2.4% and recently has been at around 2.7%.

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