Fabrice Defever            

Associate Professor (Senior Lecturer) in Economics
City, University of London -
Department of Economics

Research Fellow at CEP, London School of Economics 
 

CV     -     RESEARCH     -     TEACHING

Research Interests: International Trade, Multinational Firms, Outsourcing
  
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Working Papers

   
Relational Contracts and Supplier Turnover in the Global Economy, 2016   [PDF]  [Online Appendix]
with Christian Fischer and Jens Südekum, CEPR Discussion Paper No 10784
Forthcoming at the Journal of International Economics,
         ♦ See our Column in VoxEU
 
Protectionism through Exporting: Subsidies with Export Share Requirements in China, 2016 [PDF]
with Alejandro Riaño, CEP Discussion Paper No 1431 (previous verion: CEP Discussion Paper No 1182) 
Revise & Resubmit Journal of Development Economics, 
         ♦ Best Conference Paper Award 2013  at the 6th FIW research conference
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See our op-eds in VoxEU, Wall Street Journal and Le Figaro (in french)
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Dani Rodrik, the National Review and Political Insight review our paper
   

Does the Elimination of Export Requirements in SEZ affect Export Performance? Evidence from the Dominican Republic, 2016 [PDF]

with José-Daniel Reyes, Alejandro Riaño and Miguel Eduardo Sánchez Martín, World Bank Working Paper

Revise & Resubmit Economica

  

Financial System Architecture and the Patterns of International Trade, 2016 [PDF]

with Emmanuel Amissah, Spiros Bougheas and Rod Falvey, CESifo Working Paper.

   

Trade liberalization, Trade Intermediaries and Firm Productivity: Evidence from China, 2016

with Michele Imbruno and Richard Kneller, under review.

   

Trade Liberalization and Third-Market Effects, with Emanuel Ornelas, 2015, CEP mimeo

(Paper presented at the Royal Economic Society Annual Conference, April 2015)

  

Twin Peaks, with Alejandro Riaño, 2015, CEP mimeo

(Paper presented at the EIIT Conference, Purdue University, October 2015)

    
    

Articles in Academic Journals

 
Relational Contracts and Supplier Turnover in the Global Economy, with Christian Fischer and Jens Südekum
Journal of International Economics, 2016, Vol 103, p. 147-165 [PDF]  [Online Appendix]
 
Gone for Good? Subsidies with Export Share Requirements in China: 2002-2013, with Alejandro Riaño
World Bank Economic Review: Proceedings of the Annual Bank Conference on Development Economics, 2015, Issue 2, p. S125-S144.  [PDF]
 
Spatial Exporters, with Benedikt Heid and Mario Larch
Journal of International Economics
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2015, Vol 95, Issue 1, p. 145-156.  [PDF]  [Online Appendix]
   
Financial Liberalization and the Relationship-Specificity of Exports, with Jens Südekum
Economics Letters
, 2014, Volume 122, Issue 3, p. 375-379 [PDF]
 
Productivity, Relationship-Specific Inputs and the Sourcing Modes of Multinationals, with Farid Toubal
Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 2013, Vol 94, p. 245-357
[PDF] [Online Appendix]
  
          Chair Jacquemin award, best paper, ETSG 2008
 
The Spatial Organization of Multinational Firms,
Canadian Journal of Economics
, 2012, Vol 45, N° 2. [PDF]
 
Functional Fragmentation and the Location of Multinational Firms in the Enlarged Europe,
Regional Science and Urban Economics
, 2006, vol 36, N°5, pp. 658-677.
[PDF]
 
Chapters in Books
  
China’s Dual Export Sector, with Alejandro Riaño, in B Zissimos (eds), WTO and Economic Development, 2017 (expected), MIT Press.
  
Supplier Search and Re-matching in Global Sourcing, with Christian Fischer and Jens Suedekum, in W Kohler and E Yalcin (eds), New Developments in Global Sourcing, 2017 (expected), MIT Press.
  
Is it strategic to attract the service activities of multinational firms? Some empirical evidence, in S Brakman and H Garretsen (eds), Foreign Direct Investment and the Multinational Enterprise, 2008, MIT Press. [PDF]
Older Working Papers
   

Incomplete Contracts and the Impact of Globalization on Consumer Welfare, 2011,

CESIfo Working Paper 3484 [PDF]

Other policy-oriented articles  
  

Relational contracts and supplier turnover in the global economy, VoxEU, with Christian Fischer, Jens Südekum, October 2015

 

China’s trading success, CentrePiece, with Alejandro Riaño, Summer 2013 [PDF]

Protectionism by Exporting, VoxEU, with Alejandro Riaño, December 2012 [PDF]
 
China's Mercantilist Subsidies, Wall Street Journal, with Alejandro Riaño, 3rd October 2012 [PDF]
 
How do French multinational firms organize their international production process?, with Farid Toubal, VoxEU, 26 July 2008
 
 
PUBLICATIONS EN FRANÇAIS / IN FRENCH

Importations de biens intermédiaires et choix organisationnel des firmes multinationales françaises, avec Farid Toubal, Economie et Statistique, 2011, n°435-436, pp. 169-184. [PDF]

 
Elargissement de l’Union Européenne, Capital Humain et Gouvernance Publique: vers une délocalisation à l’est des activités de services ?, avec Rodolphe Desbordes, Economies et Sociétés, 2007, K, n°17, 5, pp. 751-767. [PDF]
 
Décomposition Internationale de la Chaîne de Valeur : Une étude de la localisation des firmes multinationales dans l'Union Européenne élargie, avec Jean-Louis Mucchielli, Revue Économique, 2005, vol 55, n°6, pp. 15-41. [PDF]
 
La France face aux nouvelles tendances de l'investissement international en Europe, avec Fabrice Hatem, Accomex, 2003, n°54, pp 36-44. [PDF] repris dans Le Monde (front page)
    
   
Autres publications  
 
Drôle de protectionnisme à la chinoise, Le Figaro, with Alejandro Riaño 4th December 2012