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is Associate Professor in the Department of Economics and core faculty
in the Division of Global Affairs, Rutgers University, Newark. She
holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Washington University in St. Louis.
Her research interests focus on measuring productivity spillovers
from foreign direct investment, as well as investigating factors that
affect the flows of foreign direct investment, including the rule of
law, labor market regulations, environmental standards and financial
markets. She is also working on issues related to immigration,
innovation and competition.
Her research has been published in The Scandinavian Journal of
Economics, Journal of Development Economics, Economics Letters, World
Bank Economic Review, Review of World Economics/Weltwirtschaftliches
Archiv, Journal of Applied Economics, Journal of Environment and
Development, various other economics journals as well as chapters in
books and monographs.
She is affiliated with LICOS Center for Institutions and Economic
Performance, Catholic University Leuven and with Hamburg Institute
of International Economics. Before joining Rutgers University, she
worked for the World Bank where she was involved in research related to
the impact and the characteristics of foreign direct investment with
focus on developing countries.