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Nauro F. Campos

Nauro F. Campos

Professor of Economics, UCL
Nauro Ferreira Campos is Professor of Economics at University College London. He is also a Research Fellow at IZA-Bonn and a Research Professor at ETH-Zürich. His main fields of interest are political economy and European integration. He has previously taught at the Universities of Bonn, CERGE-EI (Prague), Brunel, Newcastle, Paris 1 (Sorbonne) and Warwick. He was a Fulbright Fellow at Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore), a Robert McNamara Fellow at The World Bank, and a CBS Fellow at Oxford University. He is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the (Central) Bank of Finland and was a visiting scholar (usually more than once) at the IMF, World Bank, European Commission, University of Michigan, ETH, USC, Bonn, UCL and Stockholm. From 2009 to 2014, he was seconded as Senior Economic Advisor/SRF to the Chief Economist of the Department for International Development (during the reigns of both Winters and Dercon.) He received his Ph.D. from the University of Southern California (Los Angeles) in 1997, where he was lucky enough to learn about institutions from Jeff Nugent and Jim Robinson and (more than) happy to be Dick Easterlin’s RA for three years. His research has been supported, among others, by the European Commission, World Bank, Spencer Foundation (Chicago), Department for International Development, and the Economic and Social Research Council.

Conservative promise of a hard Brexit would be worse for the UK economy than Labour's radical spending plans

Dec 11, 2019 12:00 pm UTC| Insights & Views Economy Politics

The outcome of the UKs 2019 general election will have lasting consequences. The stark difference in choice between the two main parties pours cold water on the idea that politicians, their manifestos and their electoral...

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Politics

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Science

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Technology

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