PhD London School of Economics (LSE); MSc in Econometrics & Mathematical Economics (LSE); Master's in International Economic Studies (Maastricht University); Undergraduate degree (Vordiplom) Humboldt University, Berlin


Research Interests

Climate change policies, business performance (productivity, energy efficiency, pollution), drivers for environmental innovations, econometric methods for the analysis of business micro data

Current Projects

  • Firm level energy efficiency in the UK, the US and the Netherlands (with Cheryl Grim , John Haltiwanger , Steve Davis)
  • The impact of the UK climate change levy (with Ulrich Wagner)
  • Evaluation of DTI business support programmes (with Chiara Criscuolo, Henry Overman and John van Reenen)
  • Convergence to the global productivity frontier (with Eric Bartelsman, Jonathan Haskel )
  • Firm level productivity measurement when prices are known (with Gustavo Crespi and Luca Navarro)
  • Relevance of global size of MNEs for productivity (with Chiara Criscuolo and Mirabelle Muuls)

Recent Publications

Distance to Which Frontier? Evidence on Productivity Convergence from International Firm-level Data, joint with Eric Bartelsman and Jonathan Haskel, 2006, CeRiBA mimeo.

Energy efficiency and productivity of UK businesses: Evidence from a new matched database; DTI Occasional Paper No. 5, 2005

Computing the True Spread; CEP Discussion paper No 692

Multinationals and the US productivity leadership: evidence from Britain; (with Chiara Criscuolo) CEP Discussion paper. No 672. Forthcoming: Review of Economics and Statistics

Globalisation, ICT and the Nitty Gritty of Plant Level Datasets; CEP Discussion paper No 653

Import Competition, Productivity, and Restructuring in UK Manufacturing; (with Chiara Criscuolo and Jonathan Haskel) Oxford Review of Economic Policy Volume 20, Issue 3, 2004.

Building the evidence base for productivity policy using business data linking; (with Chiara Criscuolo and Jonathan Haskel) Economic Trends, November 2003.


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