You are here

Professor Beata Javorcik

MPhil, PhD
University Academic Fellow since 2014
Professor of International Economics
I am an international trade economist interested mainly in empirical work on policy-relevant questions. My research programme focuses on identifying the policies through which countries can use international integration to facilitate their economic growth. In my work, I have examined the determinants and consequences of inflows of foreign direct investment, the implications of services liberalization for productivity growth, and strategies multi-product firms use to compete in international markets. In my most recent research, I study the effects of globalisation on the gender wage gap and female employment.
Contact: beata.javorcik at
Professor Beata Javorcik
  • Background

    • University Academic Fellow, All Souls College (from 2014)
    • Official Student and Tutor in Economics, Christ Church, Oxford and Reader of Economics, then Professor of International Economics, University of Oxford Economics Department (from 2007)
    • World Bank, Washington DC where appointments included Senior Economist, Development Economics Research Group (from 1999 to 2007)
    • Postgraduate, Yale University (from 1994 to 1999)
    • Undergraduate, University of Rochester (from 1990 to 1994)
  • Selected publications

    • (with Y. Li), ‘Do the Biggest Aisles Serve a Brighter Future: Global Retail Chains and Their Implications for Romania’, Journal of International Economics 90(2), 2013.
    • (with T. Harding), ‘FDI and Export Upgrading’, Review of Economics and Statistics 94(4), 2012.
    • (with T. Harding), ‘FDI and Export Upgrading’, Economic Journal 121(557), 2011.
    • (with C. Ozden, M. Spatareanu, and C. Neagu), ‘Migrant Networks and Foreign Direct Investment’, Journal of Development Economics 94(2), 2011.
    • (with L. Iacovone), ‘Multi-product exporters: Product Churning, Uncertainty and Export Discoveries’, Economic Journal 120, 2010.
    • (with J. Arnold), ‘Gifted Kids or Pushy Parents? Foreign Direct Investment and Plant Productivity in Indonesia’, Journal of International Economics 79(1), 2009.
    • ‘Does Foreign Direct Investment Increase the Productivity of Domestic Firms? In Search of Spillovers through Backward Linkages’, American Economic Review 94(3), 2004.
    • ‘The Composition of Foreign Direct Investment and Protection of Intellectual Property Rights in Transition Economies’, European Economic Review 48(1), 2004.
  • Other professional memberships and roles

    • Co-Editor, Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics (from 2007)
    • Member of the Editorial Board, Oxford Economic Papers (from 2007)
    • Research Affiliate, Centre for Economic Policy Research (from 2003)
    • External Research Fellow, Leverhulme Centre for Research on Globalisation and Economic Policy, University of Nottingham (from 2003)
    • Member, International Trade Programme, International Growth Centre (from 2008)
    • Research Network Fellow, CESifo (from 2010)