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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, 
  • Firm Internationalisation Strategies, 
  • Emerging Economies, 
  • Informal Labour Markets


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 strategies in the context of emerging economies.

Dr Eduardo Ibarra-Olivo joined Henley Business School in 2020 as a Lecturer in International Business and Strategy.

He holds a PhD in Economic Geography (2019) and an MSc in Local Economic Development (2014) from the London School of Economics, and a BSc in Economics (2011) from Centro de Investigación y Docencia Economicas (CIDE) in México City. In 2019, he won the EPAINOS Young Scientist Prize for best paper, awarded by the European Regional Science Association.

His main research interests are Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), local labour markets, educational choices, human capital development and firms' internationalisation strategies, with a focus on emerging economies. He has also been involved in research on FDI policy, systems of innovation, and international remittances.

He has co-authored publications in Regional Science and Urban Economics, Papers in Regional Science, Science and Public Policy, The Economics of Education Review and Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies.

His teaching portfolio includes undergraduate, postgraduate and MBA modules on Economics, Quantitative Research Methods and International Business and Strategy.

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