• 1451 Citations
  • 24 h-Index

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Personal profile



Glauco De Vita (BA Hons, MPhil, PhD) is a Professor of International Business Economics in the Centre for Business in Society (CBiS) and Strategic Director of CBiS' PhD Programme. A Cambridge university alumnus and former senior analyst for an American multinational, Glauco joined Coventry University in November 2015, from Oxford Brookes University where over the years he held several key roles including Research Area Leader for Economics, Strategy and International Business, and Associate Dean Research & Knowledge Exchange. Glauco has over 70 publications based on leading-edge contributions in various areas of economics, international finance and business and management. Some journal high spots include: Economics LettersEnergy Economics; Journal of International Money and Finance; International Journal of Finance and Economics; Journal of Financial Stability; Urban Studies; International Journal of Management Reviews; Journal of Business ResearchJournal of Small Business Management; Annals of Tourism Research; Tourism Management; and Journal of Travel Research. He has published extensively also in management education (e.g., Studies in Higher Education), where he has also earned an international reputation. He has a track record of successful bid writing, including as ESRC grant award holder, and considerable experience of successful supervision of master and doctoral students as well as PhD examining (Bath, Reading, Warwick, York, etc.). He is a member of various editorial boards and a Fellow of The HE Academy (UK). He also served as a Member of the Advisory Panel to the UK Government Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.


Area of Expertise:


International Business Economics

Research Interests

FDI; Growth; Exchange rates; International trade; Outsourcing/off-shoring; International education; International tourism flows; The macro environment and macroeconomic policy

Vision Statement


My eclectic interests have developed over time, converging toward the study of phenomena located mostly at the interface of international economics, international economic development and international business. These include the macroeconomic environment, foreign direct investment (FDI), trade, the role of exchange rates, and outsourcing/off-shoring. These phenomena have been over-theorised over past decades, with too much model building and insufficient emphasis on testing the assumptions of underlying hypotheses. I prefer applied research because I am more interested in uncovering what happens in the real world by letting the data tell much of the story. The spark for any particular research project always stems from the identification of a knowledge gap within a particular debate. The challenge of addressing an issue that has been overlooked in previous work fills me with excitement and I truly enjoy the thrill of discovery. I also see considerable potential in both cross- and inter-disciplinary work; research that benefits from theoretical contributions from multiple disciplines or that draws from different methodological traditions, holds great potential for a better understanding of complex phenomena and for producing significant insights.

External positions

External Examiner for the masters programmes of the Department of Economics, University of Reading

1 Jan 2016 → …

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Research Output

  • 1451 Citations
  • 24 h-Index
  • 50 Article
  • 4 Chapter

Determinants of FDI in producer services: evidence from Chinese aggregate and sub-sectoral data

Gao, R., De Vita, G., Luo, Y. & Begley, J., 26 Aug 2020, In : Journal of Economic Studies. (In-Press), p. (In-Press)

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    Financialization, household debt and income inequality: Empirical evidence

    De Vita, G. & Luo, Y., 3 Aug 2020, In : International Journal of Finance and Economics. (In-Press), p. (In-Press) IJFE1886.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    Institutional difference and outward FDI: Evidence from China

    Li, C., Luo, Y. & De Vita, G., Apr 2020, In : Empirical Economics. 58, 4, p. 1837-1862 26 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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

    Legal origin and financial development: A propensity score matching analysis

    De Vita, G., Li, C. & Luo, Y., 30 Jun 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : International Journal of Finance and Economics. (In-Press), p. (In-Press) IJFE2167.

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  • Activities

    • 1 Consultancy

    Newton Prize 2019 Reviewer

    Glauco De Vita (Consultant)
    25 Apr 2019

    Activity: Consultancy


    Best Reviewer of the Year Award 2019

    Glauco De Vita (Recipient), 17 Feb 2020

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

  • Press / Media