Faculty Directory

Isabela Manelici

Visiting Scholar

Email

imanelici@berkeley.edu

Phone

Degree

PhD, University of California, Berkeley, expected 2020; MA in Economics and Finance, Centro de Estudios Monetarios y Financieros (Madrid), 2014; MSc in Transportation and Sustainable Development, École Polytechnique/École des Mines/École des Ponts (Paris), 2010; Ingénieur de l’École des Ponts ParisTech (Paris), 2009

Areas of Expertise

International and Intranational trade; development economics; public economics

Current Research Topics

  • International and intranational trade
  • Development economics
  • Public economics


Professional Activities

Academic positions

  • Visiting Scholar, Tuck School of Business, 2018–present
  • Teaching Assistant, University of California, Berkeley, 2016–18
  • Visiting Scholar, Central Bank of Costa Rica, 2016–18
  • Research Associate to Diego Puga, Centro de Estudios Monetarios y Financieros, 2013
  • Research Associate to Manuel Arellano and Samuel Bentolila, Centro de Estudios Monetarios y Financieros, 2013

Nonacademic positions

  • Junior Professional Associate, The World Bank, 2010–12
  • Junior Engineer, SAIPEM Energy, Paris, France, 2009
  • Research Associate, Reseau Ferre de France, Paris, France, 2009
  • Assistant Manager, Bouygues, Tangier, Morroco, 2008
  • Assistant Manager, Bouygues, Bucharest, Romania, 2006–07


Awards

  • George Break Prize in Public Finance for Outstanding Performance in Public Finance Field Courses (UC Berkeley), 2017
  • Luis Angel Rojo Award for the best student of the 2012–14 class (MA in Economics and Finance, CEMFI, Madrid, Spain), 2014
  • Class Valedictorian (MSc in Transportation and Sustainable Development, École Polytechnique/École des Mines/École des Ponts, Paris, France), 2011
  • Augustín de Betancourt Excellence Prize (Ingénieur de l’École des Ponts Paris-Tech, École des Ponts, Paris, France), 2009

Working Papers

  • With A. Alfaro-Ureña and J.P. Vasquez, “The Productivity Effects of Joining Multinational Supply Chains: Evidence from Firm-to-Firm Linkages”
  • With S. Pantea, “Industrial Policy at Work: Evidence from Romania's Income Tax Break for Workers in IT”

Selected Publications

  • “Terrorism and the Value of Proximity to Public Transportation: Evidence from the London Bombings,” Journal of Urban Economics, 102, 2017