Dr Jan Grobovšek



Jan Grobovšek completed his undergraduate studies at Université Paris Dauphine and obtained his PhD in Economics from Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.

His research area is Macroeconomics with a particular focus on Economic Growth. His work is concerned with the identification of barriers to productivity in poorer countries as a result of policies, institutions and technologies. He uses applied general equilibrium theory to measure the extent to which various inefficiencies at the level of the production unit can account for cross-country differences in aggregate productivity and therefore income.

Research summary


Economic Growth

Current research interests

Development Accounting with Intermediate Goods (2011); Managerial Delegation and Aggregate Productivity (2012); Job-Embodied Growth and the Decline of Job Tenure (2012, joint with Tomaz Cajner)

Project activity

Jan Grobovšek is the PI on the ESRC-DFID grant entitled “Agricultural Misallocation, Occupational Choice and Aggregate Productivity – The Role of Insecure Land Rights and Missing Financial Markets”.

The project started on the 1st of September 2014 and is funded for 3 years.

Total value is £387,943.

Dr. Charles Gottlieb (University of St Gallen) and Prof. Philipp Kircher (University of Edinburgh) are the Co-Is.

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