Prof Facundo Albornoz

Facundo is Professor of Economics at the University of Nottingham.

Research Interests

Facundo has research interests in a number of areas including international trade, education policy, cultural economics and international political economy.



  • 2001 – 2004 – Paris School of Economics (EHESS-ENS-CNRS), Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), France. PhD in Economics
  • 2000 – DELTA (EHESS-ENS-CNRS), M. A. (DEA) in Economics « Analyse et Politique Economiques  (high honours)
  • 1998 – Univesité Paris XIII. M. A. in International Economics (highest honours and ranked first)
  • 1991 – 1996 – Universidad de Buenos Aires (Argentina). Licentiate degree in Economics


Affiliations with other research institutes:

  • CONICET, The National Scientific and Technical Research Council, Argentina
  • CEDLAS, Centre for Distributive, Labour and Social Studies
  • Nottingham Centre for Globalization and Economic Policy (GEP)

Additional Information

Facundo has published in academic journals such as Journal of the European Economic Association, Journal of International Economics and Journal of Development Economics. His research has been funded by the ESRC and the British Academy, and he has also affiliations with other research institutes including The National Scientific and Technical Research Council, Argentina; Centre for Distributive Labour and Social Studies; and Nottingham Centre for Globalization and Economic Policy. He has undertaken advisory work for agencies such as the World Bank, IADB and the OEI.

Completed manuscripts

  • “Foreign Influence and Domestic Politics”, with Toke Aidt and Esther Hauk, being revised for the Journal of Economic Literature.
  • “Occupational Choice and Endogenous Spillovers”, with Antonio Cabrales (UCL) and Esther Hauk (IAE), begin revised for the Economic Journal
  • “Training to teach science: experimental evidence from Argentina”, with Victoria Anauati, Melina Furman, María Luzuriaga, María Eugenia Podestá and Ines Taylor (2017), CREDIT WP No. 2017-08).

Selected Publications

  • “Motivation, Resources and the Organisation of the School Sector” (2013), with Sami Berlinski (IADB) and Antonio Cabrales (UCL), Journal of the European Economic Association, forthcoming
  • “Immigration and the School System” (2017), with Antonio Cabrales and Esther Hauk, Economic Theory, forthcoming.
  • “Intergenerational field transitions in economics” (2017) with Antonio Cabrales, Esther Hauk and Pablo Warnes, Economics Letters, 154:1-5.
  • “Survival in Export Markets”, with Juan Carlos Hallak (UdeSA) and Sebastian Fanelli (MIT), Journal of International Economics, 102, pp. 262-281, September 2016.
  • “Civil War and Foreign Intervention” (2014), with Ether Hauk (IAE), Journal of Development Economics, 110, 64-78
  • “Government Information Transparency” (2014) with Joan Maria Esteban (IAE) and Paolo Vanin (Bologna), Journal of the European Economic Association, 12 (1), 200-224
  • “Fiscal Centralization and the Political Process” (2013), with Antonio Cabrales (UCL), Journal of Development Economics, 105, 103-111
  • “Sequential Exporting” (2012) with Hector Calvo (Southampton), Gregory Corcos (NHH) and Emanuel Ornelas (LSE), Journal of International Economics, Volume 88 (1), 17-31
  • “The environmental actions of firms: Examining the role of spillovers, networks and absorptive capacity” (2014) with Matthew Cole (Birmingham), Rob Elliott (Birmingham) and Marco Ercolani (Birmingham). Journal of environmental management, 146, 150-163.
  • “Investment and Expropriation under Oligarchy and Democracy” (2012) with Sebastian Galiani (Washington University) and Daniel Heymann (ECLAC), Economics and Politics, Volume 24, issue 1, 24-46
  • “Political Regimes and Foreign Intervention” (2012) with Toke Aidt (Cambridge University), Journal of Development Economics, 94, 192-201
  • “Foreign Direct Investment and Environmental Management: in Search of Environmental Spillovers” with M. Cole, R. Elliot and M. Ercolani (Birmingham), (2009) World Economy, Volume 32 Issue 1