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Mirko Draca

Dr Mirko Draca

Assistant Professor


Research Interests

Labor economics, applied microeconomics.

Students: To book a meeting with me, go to this googledoc site and sign up. I update it with available times for the coming week every Friday morning by 10am.

Recent Research

"Trade-Induced Technical Change: The Impact of Chinese Imports on Innovation, Diffusion and Productivity" (2014) (with Nick Bloom and John Van Reenen). Forthcoming, Revew of Economic Studies.

"Revolving Door Lobbyists" (2012) American Economic Review, 102(6) (with Jordi Blanes i Vidal and Christian Fons-Rosen)- download a copy

"Panic on the Streets of London: Police, Crime and the July 2005 Terrorist Attacks" (2011). American Economic Review, 101(5) (with Steve Machin and Robert Witt).

"Minimum Wages and Firm Profitability" American Economic Journal: Applied Economics (2011). 3 (January) (with Steve Machin and John Van Reenen).

"Reagan's Innovation Dividend? Technological Impacts of the 1980s US Defense Build-Up" (2012). Mimeo.

Current Work - email me for latest drafts.

"The Changing Returns to Crime: Do Criminals Respond to Changes in Prices?" (with Steve Machin and Theo Koutmeridis).

"Crime and Economic Incentives" (with Steve Machin). Forthcoming in the Annual Review of Economics.

Work in Progress

"On Target? The Incidence of Sanctions Across Listed Firms in Iran" (with Jason Garred, Leanne Stickland and Nele Warrinnier).

Contact details

Telephone: +44(0)24765 23472

Fax: +44(0) 2476 523032


Room: S1.126

Office Hours Tuesday 2-4pm (Term 2)

Other information

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