Dr Facundo Albornoz-Crespo


Reader in Economics

The Department of Economics


Contact details

Telephone +44 (0) 121 415 8214

Fax +44 (0) 121 414 7377

Email f.albornoz@bham.ac.uk

Department of Economics
University of Birmingham
JG Smith Building
B15 2TT



  • PhD in Economics
  • M.A. (DEA) in Economics
  • M.A. in International Economics
  • Licentiate degree in Economics


Research interests

International Economics, Industrial organisation, development economics and technology & innovation economics.

Research Group:

Theory and Applications

Other activities


Recent publications and working papers

Disscussion Papers:

Albornoz, F.A, Cabrales, A. and Hauk, E. “Targeted Socialization and Production”.

Albornoz, F.A and García Lembergman, E. “Importing after Exporting”.

Albornoz, F.A and Cabrales, A. and Hauk, E. “Immigration and the School System”, Barcelona GSE Working Paper Series Working Paper n 590, CEPR Discussion Paper 8653

Albornoz, F.A, Aidt, T. and Gassebner, M. “Golden Hello and Democratic Transitions”.


“Government Information Transparency” with Joan Esteban (IAE) and Paolo Vanin (Bologna), Journal of the European Economic Association, 2014. 

“Civil War and Foreign Intervention” with Hauk,E, Journal of Development Economics, 110, 64-78, 2014

“The environmental actions of firms: Examining the role of spillovers, networks and absorptive capacity” with Cole, M.A., Elliott. R.J.R. and Ercolani, M.(2014) Journal of Environmental Management, 146, 150-163, 2014

"Decentralization, Political Competition and Corruption" with Antonio Cabrales (UCL), Journal of Development Economics, forthcoming.

 “Sequential Exporting” with Hector Calvo (Southampton), Gregory Corcos (NHH) and Emanuel Ornelas (LSE), Journal of International Economics, 88(1), 17-31, September 2012

“Political Regimes and Foreign Intervention” with Toke Aidt (Cambridge University), Journal of Development Economics, 2011 vol. 94(2), pages 192-201, March.

"Foreign investment and expropriation under oligarchy and democracy," with Sebastian Galiani and Daniel Heymann, Economics and Politics 2012, vol. 24(1), pages 24-46, 03.

“Subsidy Competition and the Mode of FDI” with T. Kendall (U. ofBirmingham) and G. Corcos (NHH), Birmingham Discussion Paper 05-15R,Regional Science and Urban Economics, 39, 489-501.

"Civil War and U.S. Foreign Influence" with Esther Hauk, R&R

“Incentives, Ressources and the Organisation of the School Service”, with Sami Berlinski (UCL) and Antonio Cabrales (Carlos III), CEPR Discussion Papers 8653

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