I have interests in the economics of FDI, as well as industrial economics, and issues relating to labour markets more generally. I have had three ESRC funded projects in this area, and from September 2013 I start a two year Leverhulme fellowship looking at the relationships between internationally mobile capital and economic development, both in the context of host and source countries. This is related to further work with Tomasz Mickiewicz and Yama Temouri on the links between governance, FDI and firm performance.
This builds on earlier work with Jim Love, concerned with linking the impacts of FDI on the host country to the motivation for companies to undertake foreign investment. I have two recent papers in The Journal of International Business Studies in this area. I also serve on the editorial review board of the Journal of International Business Studies. The ideas here are developed from a recent ESRC project on “who really gains from inward investment”, and details of the 10 papers from this project can be found here.
I also have a passing interest in finance, specifically leverage models and how a firm's leverage impacts on firm performance, and its foreign and domestic investment decisions.