Department of Economics

University of Oxford



Kalina B. Manova



Associate Professor
Department of Economics
University of Oxford


Senior Tutor
Christ Church College


Editorial Board Member

Review of Economic Studies
Journal of International Economics


CEPR Research Fellow
IGC Member, CEP Associate

Philip Leverhulme Prize 2016
ERC Consolidator Grant 2017-2022

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Kalina Manova is an Associate Professor of Economics at Oxford. She received her AB, AM and PhD from Harvard, and was previously an Assistant Professor of Economics at Stanford and a Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics at Princeton. She is a Research Fellow at the Centre for Economic Policy Research, an Associate at the LSE Centre for Economic Performance, a Member of the International Growth Centre, and a Faculty Fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research. She serves on the editorial boards of Review of Economic Studies and Journal of International Economics.

Professor Manova's research explores three themes in international economics: (i) the effects of financial frictions on international trade and multinational activity; (ii) the role of firm heterogeneity in productivity, product quality, and management practices; and (iii) the determinants and consequences of firm participation in global value chains. She has expertise on Europe, China and the US. In 2016, she was awarded a Philip Leverhulme Prize in Economics and a 5-year Consolidator Grant by the European Research Council. Her research has been published in leading academic journals and policy forums, and recognized with a Kenen Fellowship in International Economics at Princeton, a National Fellowship at the Hoover Institution at Stanford, and an Excellence Award in Global Economic Affairs from the Kiel Institute for World Economy. Professor Manova frequently speaks at academic conferences, as well as at policy events at the World Bank, IMF, WTO, ECB, the US Federal Reserve System, and Bank of England among others.

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