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    Dr Mulatu is Associate Professor at the Faculty of Business & Law and a research associate at the Centre for Financial and Corporate Integrity (CFCI) at Coventry University. He leads the Applied Economic Analysis & Policy Cluster at CFCI. He is also a deputy Ethics Lead for the Faculty. Dr Mulatu'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, Dr Mulatu 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.


    Dr Mulatu'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. Dr Mulatu recently completed a Leverhulme Research Fellowship on a research project titled Environmental Regulation and International Competitiveness.

    Dr Mulatu welcomes PhD students, particularly in these research areas.


    Dr Mulatu 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, Doctorate, VU University Amsterdam

    Award Date: 29 Jan 2004

    Economics, Postgraduate Diploma, Tinbergen Institute

    Award Date: 1 Sept 1999

    Economics, MSc, Wageningen University and Research Centre

    Award Date: 10 Jan 1998

    External positions

    Visiting Fellow, The Graduate Institute, Geneva

    Jan 2022Jun 2022


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