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Alejandro Riaño

Senior Lecturer in Economics, City, University of London

Alejandro is a Senior Lecturer in Economics at City, University of London and a Research Fellow of CESifo (a global independent research network), the Nottingham Centre for Globalisation and Economic Policy (GEP) and the Centre for Finance and Macroeconomics (CFCM).

His research explores how individuals and firms adjust to globalisation and focuses on three overarching themes:

1. Documenting and quantifying the effect of export promotion policies such as subsidies and special economic zones on firm-level export performance, competitiveness and aggregate welfare;

2. Investigating whether globalization increases firms’ real and financial volatility; and

3. Exploring how trade liberalization and offshoring affect labor market outcomes, such as wage inequality and informality in developing countries.

Alejandro has been an external consultant for the World Bank's Trade and Competitiveness Practice evaluating the impact of export promotion policies on firm-level export performance in the Dominican Republic, Nepal and Pakistan. He has also been a consultant for the Inter-American Development Bank.


  • –present
    Lecturer, City, University of London


  • 2009 
    Pennsylvania State University, Economics