Dr. Nikola Spatafora is Lead Research Economist for East Asia & the Pacific at the World Bank. He is currently on leave from the IMF, where he has served in the Research Department, European Department, Fiscal Affairs Department, and Institute for Capacity Development. His research interests and publications focus on: Economic Growth; Structural Transformation; International Trade; Oil and Natural Resources; Remittances; and FDI.
He has published widely, including in the Journal of International Economics, Journal of Development Economics, IMF World Economic Outlook, and World Bank Global Economic Prospects. His research has also been featured in The Economist, Financial Times, and Wall Street Journal.
He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Yale, and a B.A. (First Class) in Politics, Philosophy, & Economics from Balliol College, Oxford.
Articles by Nikola Spatafora:
Remittances and vulnerability in developing countries
10 February 2014, 8874 reads
Structural transformation and the sophistication of production
3 June 2012, 13630 reads
The global crisis in low-income countries
24 May 2011, 8736 reads
Commodity terms of trade: New data on the history of booms and busts
24 March 2010, 20627 reads
- Secular stagnation: Facts, causes, and cures – a new Vox eBookTeulings, Baldwin
- Can large primary surpluses solve Europe’s debt problem?Eichengreen, Panizza
- The unrecognised benefits of grade inflationBoleslavsky, Cotton
- The US manufacturing base is surprisingly strongMoran, Oldenski
- Long-term damage of the US court’s Argentinian debt rulingFrankel
- A tale of two depressions: What do the new data tell us? February 2010 updateEichengreen, O’Rourke
- Educated in America: College graduates and high school dropoutsHeckman, LaFontaine
- Eurozone breakup would trigger the mother of all financial crisesEichengreen
- Panic-driven austerity in the Eurozone and its implicationsDe Grauwe, Ji
- Debt, deleveraging, and the liquidity trap: A new modelKrugman