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Abay Mulatu is Associate Professor at the School of Economics, Finance and Accounting and a research associate at the Centre for Financial and Corporate Integrity (CFCI) at Coventry University. Abay’s training is in environmental economics, international trade and development economics. He did his doctorate at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.

Before joining Coventry University in 2016, Abay held research positions at the London School of Economics and the University of Cambridge, Lectureship at the University of Manchester and Senior Lectureship at London Metropolitan University.


Abay’s main research covers empirical international trade, environmental and development economics. His current research focusses on issues at the intersection between trade/FDI and the environment; development and the environment; and trade and development. Abay recently completed a Leverhulme Research Fellowship on a research project titled Environmental Regulation and International Competitiveness.

Abay welcomes PhD students, particularly in these research areas.


Abay is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. His main areas of teaching are: Econometrics; Microeconomics; International Economics; Environmental Economcis.

Research Interests

Impact assessment; Economic geography; International trade; Development economics; Environmental economics

Education/Academic qualification

Economics, Postgraduate Diploma, Tinbergen Institute


Economics, Doctorate, VU University Amsterdam


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Research Output

Open Access
  • 1 Citation (Scopus)
    15 Downloads (Pure)

    The Structure of UK Outbound FDI And Environmental Regulation

    Mulatu, A., Sep 2017, In : Environmental and Resource Economics. 68, 1, p. 65-96 32 p.

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    Open Access
  • 8 Citations (Scopus)
    23 Downloads (Pure)

    On the concept of 'competitiveness' and its usefulness for policy

    Mulatu, A., Mar 2016, In : Structural Change and Economic Dynamics. 36, p. 50-62 13 p.

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  • 13 Citations (Scopus)

    Contract cheating & the market in essays

    Rigby, D., Burton, M., Belcombe, K., Bateman, I. & Mulatu, A., 26 Dec 2014, In : Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization. 111, p. 23-37

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  • 26 Citations (Scopus)
    15 Downloads (Pure)

    Environmental Regulation and Location of Industrialized Agricultural Production in Europe

    Mulatu, A. & Wossink, A., 1 Aug 2014, In : Land Economics. 90, 3, p. 509-537 29 p.

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  • 10 Citations (Scopus)