Neil Foster-McGregor joined UNU-MERIT in July 2014, and has been Deputy Director of the institute since November 2016. Neil obtained his PhD in Economics from the University of Nottingham in 2001. Between 2000 and 2008 he was Assistant Professor at the University of Vienna and between 2009 and 2014 a Senior Research Economist at the Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies (wiiw).
Neil’s research interests include economic growth and development, international trade and globalisation, innovation and technology transfer, and applied econometrics. Recent published research has considered, inter alia, the role of offshoring on labour markets, the impact of Preferential Trade Agreements (PTAs), Value Added trade and Global Value Chains (GVCs), and firm-level evidence on trade, foreign ownership and performance in sub-Saharan Africa.
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