Short CV/Education and training

  • 1993 – 1997
    Senior Research Economist, Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS), London

  • 1997 – 2002
    Director, Productivity and Innovation Research, IFS London

  • 2002 – 2006
    Deputy Director at IFS London

  • 2003 – 2007
    Reader at University College, London

  • since 2006
    Deputy Research Director at IFS London

  • 2007 – 2010
    Professor at University College London

  • 2008 – 2010
    Deputy Head of Department, University College London

  • since 2010
    Professor of Economics at the University of Manchester

Selected publications

  • Griffith, R., Lee, S. and J. Van Reenen (2011): "Is distance dying at last? Falling home bias in fixed effects models of patent citations" Quantitative Economics 2, pp. 211-249

  • Acemoglu, D., P. Aghion, R. Griffith and F. Zilibotti (2010): "Vertical Integration and Technology: Theory and Evidence" Journal of the European Economic Association Vol 8, Issue 5, pp. 989-1033

  • Griffith, Rachel, Ephraim Leibtag, Andrew Leicester and Aviv Nevo ( 2009): “Consumer shopping behavior: how much do consumers save?” Journal of Economic Perspectives, Vol. 23, No. 2, pp. 99-120

  • Griffith, R. and A. Neely (2009): "Incentives and managerial experience in multi-task teams: evidence from within a firm" Journal of Labor Economics, vol. 27, no. 1, pp. 49-82

  • Aghion, P., R. Blundell, R. Griffith, P. Howitt and S. Prantl (2009): “The effects of entry on incumbent innovation and productivity”, Review of Economics and Statistics, Vol. 91, No. 1, pp. 20-32

  • Griffith, R., R. Harrison and J. Van Reenen (2006): “How special is the special relationship? Using the impact of US R&D spillovers on UK firms as a test of technology sourcing”, American Economic Review, 96, 1859-1875, Dec 2006

  • Aghion, P., N. Bloom, R. Blundell, R. Griffith and P. Howitt (2005): “Competition and innovation: an inverted U relationship”, Quarterly Journal of Economics, 120, 701-728, May 2005

  • Aghion, P. and R. Griffith (2005): Competition and Growth, MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, Aug 2005

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Fellow, British Academy

  • Editor, Economic Journal


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