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, Monetary Economics and Finance
  • Institutions, Innovation and Networks
  • Labour and Behavioural Economics
  • Political Economy, Development and Environmental Economics

Since 2008, scholarly outputs, many underpinned by research grants, include 88 peer-reviewed journal articles, four books, nine book chapters and 90 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, development, environmental economics
Professor Brigitte Granville
Macroeconomics and monetary policy
Professor Pedro Martins
Empirical labour economics, international trade, MNCs
Dr. Sanghamitra Bandyopadhyay
Deputy Director
Economics of growth and development, measurement of inequality and poverty

Website and Blog Editor

Mrs. Beatriz Rodriguez-Satizabal
Business history, corporate governance, development


Dr. Deven Bathia
Behaviourial finance, asset pricing, investments, corporate governance
Dr. Yasser Bhatti
Innovation, entrepreneurship, and strategy
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
Dr. Georg von Graevenitz
Innovation, intelectual property rights, entrepreneurship, competition policy
Dr. Roxana Gutiérrez-Romero
Development economics, political economy, applied economics
Dr. Georgios Kavetsos
Behaviourial economics, health and welfare economics
Dr. Thomas Kemeny
Cities and regional development, labour markets, global economy, immigration, innovation and entrepreneurship
Dr. Eun-Seok Kim
Operations and supply chain management, operational research, especially optimisation
Dr. Stella Ladi
Public policy and administration reforms, europeanization, transnationals
Dr. Elena Lioliou
Governance of outsourcing/offshoring arrangements and open-innovation models
Dr. Giuliano Maielli
Path dependence, evolutionary organisational and technological change
Professor Sushanta Mallick
International economics and finance, international business and development
Dr. Ravshonbek Otojanov
Long run economic growth and development, economics of energy transitions, Industrial Revolution
Dr. Pietro Panzarasa
Complex networks, structure and dynamics of social interaction
Dr. Ni Peng
Empirical corporate finance, restructurings, corporate governance
Dr. Martha Prevezer
Grographical industrial clustering, comparative corporate governance
Professor Almudena Sevilla
Economic demography, social intervention, policy evaluation
Professor Teresa da Silva Lopes
International business history, marketing, strategy, entrepreneurship, innovation
 Dr. Thomas Zhang
Emerging markets, entrepreneurship, innovation, corporate finance

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
Education, economic policy
Mr. Simeon Fayemi
Corporate governance, banking
Mr. Danula Gamage
Labour market policies
Ms. Anushri Gupta
Open innovation
Mr. Praveen Gupta
Financial Risk Management using Derivatives in FICC
Mr. Abdullah Ijaz
Entrepreneurship, education
Ms. Ioana Jipa-Musat
Varieties of capitalism, institutions
Mrs. Soo Jung Oh
Open innovation
Mr. Jaume Martorell Cruz
Institutions, economic development
Mr. Xin Pan
Mr. Yifan Qian
Complex networks, data Mining, data Science, machine learning
Mrs. Beatriz Rodriguez-Satizabal
Business history, corporate governance, development

Peer Reviewed Publications




CGR Working Paper Series 

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

91. Energy Transitions, Directed Technical Change and the British Industrial Revolution by Ravshonbek Otojanov



  • 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
28 Jan 13:00-14:00

Brown-Bag Seminar

Dr. Luca Taschini (LSE),'Linking Permit Markets Multilaterally'


4 Feb 13:00-14:00

Brown-Bag Seminar

Sergio Petralia (LSE and CID, Harvard)


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

Political economy and Economic Development: Mobility, Inequality, Stigma and Prosperity.

By Beatriz Rodriguez-Satizabal and Dr. Caterina Gennaioli

What is the political economy of monitoring pollution in China? Should we be using relative or absolute measures of inequality? What are the economic implications of stigma? Have skills and human capital a long term effect on local economic conditions? Is there intergenerational mobility in Africa? Is the millennium missing out in rising prosperity? These were some of the questions raised by CGR and guest researchers during the annual Workshop on Political Economy and Economic Development and during the Annual Globalisation Seminar hosted by the Centre for Globalisation Research on the 9th of November, 2018.

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