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Dr J. Eduardo Ibarra-Olivo

Lecturer in International Business & Strategy

Jose Eduardo Ibarra Olivo


  • Inward and Outward Foreign Direct Investment, 
  • Human Capital Development, 
  • Internationalisation Strategies, 
  • Emerging Economies


Room 139, Whiteknights Campus

Dr J. Eduardo Ibarra-Olivo is an economic geographer with interdisciplinary research expertise on foreign direct investment, human capital development and internationalisation in the context of emerging economies.


  • PhD in Economic Geography (2019), London School of Economics
  • MSc in Local Economic Development (2014), London School of Economics
  • BSc in Economics (2011), Centro de Investigación y Docencia Economicas (CIDE) in México City.

Main research interests

Foreign direct investment, local labour markets, educational choices, human capital development and internationalisation strategies

Research focus

  • FDI policy, development policy and systems of innovation
  • Emerging economies, in particular, Mexico


EPAINOS Young Scientist Prize for best paper (2019), awarded by the European Regional Science Association.

Teaching experience

Courses on economics, quantitative research methods and international business.

International Business Environment

This course studies the contemporary international business environment from a macro, meso, and micro economic perspective. Theories from economics, political science, economic geography, and international business are examined. Students learn...

Module code: MMM071