Dr Yama Temouri (PhD)

Economics, Finance & Entrepreneurship Group

Dr Yama

My research interests are mainly international economics and trade, particularly the economics of multinational enterprises and its impacts on host and home economies. I am particularly interested in issues to do with productivity, outsourcing/offshoring activities and employment dynamics. I am currently working on the links between institutional quality, FDI and firm performance

Position: Lecturer
Phone: +44(0)121 204 3244
Email: y.temouri1@aston.ac.uk
Room: SW911A

  • Ph D, Aston Business School, 2008. Subject: Economics
  • MSc, University of Lancaster, 2004. Subject: International Business
  • BSc, University of Birmingham, 2003. Subject: Economics


  • Lecturer in International Business Economics, Aston Business School. (September 2010 - Present)
  • Aston Business School, Research Fellow. (2008 - 2010)
  • International economics and trade
  • Economics of multinational enterprises and impact of host/home economies
  • Productivity
  • Outsourcing/offshoring activities
  • Employment dynamics
  • Member, Academy of International Business.
  • Member, European Association for Research in Industrial Economics.
  • Member, European International Business Academy.
  • Member, International Network for Economic Research.
  • Member, Royal Economic Society.
  • Member, Verein für Socialpolitik. 

 Refereed Journal Articles

  • "What determines Tax Haven FDI?" Best Paper Proceedings of the 2014 Academy of Management Meeting, IM division (with Chris Jones). 
  • "Inward investment and the Drivers of Post-Recession Recovery in Germany", 2014, forthcoming, Journal of Economics and Statistics (with Nigel Driffield)
  • "High-Growth Firms and Productivity – Evidence from the United Kingdom", Small Business Economics, 2014, (with Jun Du), available at: http://download.springer.com/static/pdf/545/art%253A10.1007%252Fs11187-014-9584-2.pdf?auth66=1412334145_f313b8bb5a31535cb1223c765e4cce2a&ext=.pdf        
  • "Institutions and equity structure of foreign affiliates". Corporate Governance: An International Review. With Driffield, N., Mickiewicz, T.. (2014).        
  • "Do outliers and unobserved heterogeneity explain the exporter productivity premium?" Evidence from France, Germany and the United Kingdom. Economic Bulletin, 33(3), 1934-1940. With Wagner, J (2013).
  • “Institutional reforms, productivity and profitability: from rents to competition?” Journal of Comparative economics, 2012, with N. Driffield and T. Mickiewicz.41, 583-600.        
  • “Self-selection into export markets by business services firms – Evidence from France, Germany and the United Kingdom”, Structural Change and Economic Dynamics, 2012, with J. Wagner and A. Vogel.        
  • “The Future of offshoring FDI in high-tech sectors”, Futures, (42), 2010, 960-970, with N. Driffield and L. Anon Higon.        
  • “German Outward FDI and Firm Performance”, Applied Economics Quarterly, 56(1), 2010, 31-50, with N. Driffield and L. Anon Higon.        
  • “Does German Foreign Direct Investment lead to job losses at home?”, Applied Economics Quarterly, 55(3), 2009, 243-263, with N. Driffield.        
  • “Analysis of productivity differences among foreign and domestic firms: Evidence from Germany”, The Review of World Economics, 144(1), 2008, 32-54, with N. Driffield and L. Anon Higon.

Presentations Given

  • Temouri, Y., Clews, M., Leask, G., Coopey, G., Aston University, "Emerging Market Internationalisation," Aston University. (February 4, 2014)        
  • Temouri, Y., Jones, C., Academy of International Business, Southeast Annual Conference, "FDI in Tax Havens: Do Corporate Tax Rates Matter?," Georgia Tech University, Atlanta, USA. (November 2013)        
  • Temouri, Y., Du, J., UoM-WCP International Conference on International Trade and Investment, "High growth firms: what makes you tick? A cross-country panel of investigations," Le Meridien Hotel, Mauritius. (December 19, 2011 - December 21, 2011)        
  • Driffield, N., Mickiewicz, T., Pal, S., Temouri, Y., UK Academy of International Business, World Academy of International Business, "Bridging the gap?  Institutions, corruption and foreign ownership in transition countries." (2010)        
  • Driffield, N., Mickiewicz, T., Pal, S., Temouri, Y., 68th International Atlantic Economic Conference, "Institutions and firm ownership structure:  Evidence from Central and Eastern Europe," Boston, USA. (October 8, 2009 - October 11, 2009)        
  • Temouri, Y., Driffield, N., Anon-Higon, D., Proceedings EARIE, "Analysis of productivity differences among foreign and host firms:  Evidence from Germany." (2006)

  Work in Progress

  • “Institutions and Ownership Structures of International Equity Joint Ventures”, with T. Mickiewicz and N. Driffield.
  • “Employment Protection and Relocation with firm heterogeneity”, with H. Görg and G. Dewit.
  • “Determining the importance of the ownership effect for firm performance”, with N. Driffield and K. Sun.
  • “Internationalisation and High-Growth Firms: The OECD Experience, with Jun Du.

Administrative Roles and Responsibilities

  • Course Director, BSc International Business and Economics, School. (September 2009 - Present)

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