Oleksandr Shepotylo is a Senior Lecturer in Economics at Aston Business School, UK. He previously worked at DEC RG Trade Unit at the World Bank, Kyiv School of Economics, and Higher School of Economics. He received a PhD in Economics at the University of Maryland at College Park in 2006. Oleksandr works in the field of international economics. The central question of his research is how do firms, industries, and countries grow by integrating into the global markets? Oleksandr advances research on the effect of trade policy and globalization on economic performance on three levels: looking at firms within a partial equilibrium model of an industry, analysing bilateral trade flows within a general equilibrium model, and studying global spatial spillovers. He also has extensive experience measuring and quantifying non-tariff measures and analysing trade policy impacts, advising governments about effects of trade policy decisions in developing economies; more than 15 years of professional experience in statistical analysis of trade, both of WTO accession and regional trade agreements, extensive experience of economic modelling in Eastern Europe and former Soviet Union countries.
Position: Senior Lecturer, University of Aston, UK