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Centre for Globalisation Research (CGR)

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

  • Political economy and macroeconomics
  • Development, inequality and poverty
  • Business analytics, innovation and networks

Since 2008, scholarly outputs, many underpinned by research grants, include 102 peer-reviewed journal articles, four books, nine book chapters and 105 papers in the CGR Working Paper Series.

The Centre hosts the Research Circle for the Study of Inequality and Poverty (RCSIP) as a research cluster.

COVID19. Read here our posts and working papers on Covid19. We welcome your comments and questions.

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 three research themes.

Board of Directors

Dr. Caterina Gennaioli
Director
Political economy and macroeconomics
Development, inequality and poverty
Professor Brigitte Granville
Co-Director
Political economy and macroeconomics
Professor Pedro Martins
Co-Director
Political economy and macroeconomics
Dr. Sanghamitra Bandyopadhyay
Deputy Director
Development, inequality and poverty
Political economy and macroeconomics

Website and Blog Editor

Ms. Beatriz Rodriguez-Satizabal
Political economy and macroeconomics

Members

Dr. Deven Bathia
Political economy and macroeconomics
Dr. Yasser Bhatti
Business analytics, innovation and networks
Dr. Guven Demirel
Business analytics, innovation and networks
Dr. Georg von Graevenitz
Business analytics, innovation and networks
Dr. Roxana Gutiérrez-Romero
Development, inequality and poverty
Political economy and macroeconomics
Dr. Georgios Kavetsos
Political economy and macroeconomics
Dr. Thomas Kemeny
Political economy and macroeconomics
Dr. Eun-Seok Kim
Business analytics, innovation and networks
Dr. Maria Koumenta
Political economy and macroeconomics
Development, inequality and poverty
Dr. Stella Ladi
Political economy and macroeconomics
Dr. Elena Lioliou
Business analytics, innovation and networks
Dr. Giuliano Maielli
Business analytics, innovation and networks
Professor Sushanta Mallick
Political economy and macroeconomics
Development, inequality and poverty
Business analytics, innovation and networks
Professor Roman Matousek
Political economy and macroeconomics
 
Dr. Ravshonbek Otojanov
Political economy and macroeconomics
 
Dr. Pietro Panzarasa
Business analytics, innovation and networks
 
Dr. Ni Peng
Political economy and macroeconomics
Dr. Martha Prevezer
Political economy and macroeconomics
Dr. Thomas Zhang
Business analytics, innovation and networks
 

External Members

Professor Mark Casson
Dr. Lucia Corno
Dr. Sabine D'Costa
Professor Teresa da Silva Lopes
Professor Janet Dine
Professor Almudena Sevilla

Visiting Fellows

Professor Vinod Aggarwal
Professor Philip Arestis
Mr. Alberto Bagnai
Dr. Peter Boone
Professor Howard Cox
Dr. Huw Edwards
Dr. Luiz A. Estevez
Professor Saul Estrin
Professor Niall Ferguson
Professor Walter Friedman
Dr. Giorgos Galanis
Dr. Marina Della Giusta
Professor Oliver R. Goodenough
Professor David J. Hancock
Mr. Gary Jenkins
Professor Uma Kambhampati
Professor Elias Karakitsos
Dr. Carol S. Leonard
Dr. Stefania Lovo
Dr. Davide S. Mare
 Professor John S.L. McCombie
Dr. Natalia Nollenberger
Dr. Constantinos Repapis
 Mr. Jacek Rostowski
Dr. Steven Telford
Dr. Eshref Trushin
Luca Verginer
Dr. Lúcio Vinhas de Souza
Dr. Yong Yang
Dr. Ning Zeng
 
 

Doctoral Researchers

Mr. Anish Augustine
Political economy and macroeconomics
Development, inequality and poverty
Mr. Xian Cheng
Business analytics, innovation and networks
Ms. Ying Cui
Political economy and macroeconomics
Development, inequality and poverty
Mr. Li Dai
Political economy and macroeconomics
Development, inequality and poverty
Mr. Danula Gamage
Development, inequality and poverty
Ms. Jianjian Gao
Political economy and macroeconomics
 
Ms. Anushri Gupta
Business analytics, innovation and networks
 
Mr. Praveen Gupta
Political economy and macroeconomics
 
Mr. Abdullah Ijaz
Political economy and macroeconomics
Mr. Ilias Ioannou
Business analytics, innovation and networks
Ms. Ioana Jipa-Musat
Political economy and macroeconomics
Mrs. Soo Jung Oh
Business analytics, innovation and networks
Mr. Xianmin Liu
Business analytics, innovation and networks
Political economy and macroeconomics
Ms. Amrita Manohar
Political economy and macroeconomics
Mr. Xin Pan
Business analytics, innovation and networks
Mr. Yik Oscar Poon
Business analytics, innovation and networks
 Mr. Yifan Qian
Business analytics, innovation and networks
Mr. Duncan Reynolds
Ms. Beatriz Rodriguez-Satizabal
Political economy and macroeconomics
Development, inequality and poverty
Mrs. Fathima Sulaiman
Political economy and macroeconomics
 

CGR Working Paper Series

105. COVID-19 response needs to broaden financial inclusion to curb the rise in poverty by Mostak Ahamed and Roxana Gutiérrez-Romero. CGR Working Paper 105 [PDF 785KB]

104. Conflict in Africa during COVID-19: social distancing, food vulnerability and welfare response by Roxana Gutiérrez-Romero. CGR Working Paper 104 [PDF 977KB]

103. Inequality, persistence of the informal economy, and club convergence by Roxana Gutiérrez-Romero. CGR Working Paper 103 [PDF 1,362KB]

102. Inequality affects long-run growth: Cross-industry, cross-country evidence by Roxana Gutiérrez-Romero. CGR Working Paper 102 [PDF 1,090KB]

101. The contrasting effects of ethnic, cultural and immigrant diversity on entrepreneurship and job creation by Roxana Gutiérrez-Romero.CGR Working Paper 101 [PDF 484KB]

100. Does vocational education pay off in China? Instrumental-variable quantile-regression evidence by Li Dai and Pedro Martins. CGR Working Paper 100 [PDF 873KB]

99. The Problem of Earlier Rights: Evidence from the European Trademark System by Georg von Graevenitz, Stuart J.H. Graham and Amanda Myers. CGR Working Paper 99 [PDF 1,975KB]

98.  Distance (Still) Hampers Diffusion of Innovations by Georg von Graevenitz, Stuart J.H. Graham and Amanda Myers. CGR Working Paper 98 [PDF 1,847KB]

97. Searching for Carbon Leaks in Multinational Companies by Antoine Dechezleprêtre & Caterina Gennaioli & Ralf Martin & Mirabelle Muûls & Thomas Stoerk

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

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Peer Reviewed Publications

2018

2017

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Grants

  • 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).

Books

 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)
Routledge

 

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

 

Global Brands: The Evolution of Multinationals in Alcoholic Beverages
Teresa da Silva Lopes (2007)
Cambridge Studies in the Emergence of Global Enterprise
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22 Jun 12:30-13:30

Brown Bag Seminar

Higher Education Expansion, the Hukou System, and Returns to Education in China

Prof. Yu Zhu (Dundee University)

Abstract

China experienced a near 5-fold increase in annual Higher Education (HE) enrolment in the decade starting in 1999. Using the China Household Finance Survey, we show that the expansion has exacerbated the large pre-existing urban-rural gap in educational attainment underpinned by the hukou (household registration) system. We then instrument years of schooling using the interaction of childhood urban hukou status and the timing of the expansion, which is analogous to a Difference-in-Differences estimator using rural students to control for any common time trend. The 2SLS estimates of 17% and 12% for men and women respectively are substantially larger than their OLS counterparts of 5% and 6%, both allowing for county fixed-effects. Our 2SLS results can be interpreted as a Local Average Treatment Effect (LATE), i.e. the average treatment effect of HE attendance on earnings for urban students who enrolled in HE as a result of the higher education expansion. Moreover, for respondents with parental education information, we find that the 2SLS returns for students from more disadvantaged backgrounds in terms of fathers’ education are at least as high as their more advantaged counterparts for both genders. While our finding of substantial private returns to higher education for urban students are consistent with existing studies, the fact that the rural hukou holders as a whole fail to benefit from this massive expansion, at least in the short-run, was a serious cause for concern.

MSTeams

Contact: b.rodriguez@qmul.ac.uk


CGR Globalisation Seminar

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

Past seminars details here


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: Wednesday, 4th December 2019
Venue: Collette Bow Room

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

Organised by: Dr. Sanghamitra Bandyopadhyay
Date: Friday, 18th October 2019
Venue: Dean Rees House

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

Organised by: Dr. Caterina Gennaioli (CGR) and Dr. Sebastian Axbard (SEF)
Date: TBC
Venue: TBC

Past CGR workshops details here


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 posts

Making the case for LMIC to be partners in the global solution for COVID-19
By Kaouthar Lbiati

The growing success of efforts to contain the spread of Covid-19, the disease caused by the virus, may present yet another hurdle – How to end lockdown without causing a second wave? There is no modern analog for the shutdown of economic activity. Ending the lockdown needs unparalleled capabilities in testing, tracing and most importantly it needs researchers to deliver a new vaccine!

This paper makes the case for low and middle-income countries (LMIC) to be part of the clinical evaluation of the efficacy and safety of the COVID-19 future vaccine, the ramping up of regional manufacturing capabilities for local immunization and underscores the critical importance of reaching an advanced purchase agreement with manufacturers and suppliers as well as building up multilateral financial partnerships with key institutions before even a vaccine is made available in either North America, Asia and/or Europe.

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A study of Indian Born Global Firms 
By Amrita Manohar

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