Beata Smarzynska Javorcik

Beata Smarzynska Javorcik is Professor of Economics at the University of Oxford. She was formerly Senior Economist in the Development Economics Research Group of the World Bank. Her research interests focus on determinants and consequences of inflows of foreign direct investment. Her work has been published in economic journals such as the American Economic Review, the European Economic Review and the Journal of Development Economics. She holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Yale University and a B.A. from the University of Rochester. At the World Bank she has also served as a country economist for Azerbaijan and done work on Central European countries, China, Indonesia and Latin America.

Content by Beata Smarzynska Javorcik
  • Publication - Working Paper

    Analysing the impact of the Kigali Special Economic Zone on firm behaviour

    6 Oct 2017 | Victor Steenbergen, Beata Smarzynska Javorcik

  • Project

    Analysing the impact of the Kigali Special Economic Zone on firm behaviour

    Analysis of the impact of Special Economic Zones (SEZs) on economic performance remains limited. The Rwandan government requested an assessment of the Kigali SEZ’s effectiveness on firm behaviour. The study shows SEZs should be viewed as growth catalysts rather than small, separate pockets of economic activity. The study’s recommendations were integrated in...

    6 Oct 2017 | Victor Steenbergen, Beata Smarzynska Javorcik

  • Project

    Comments on the draft Investment Incentives Law

    The investment incentives law is pivotal to the Rwandan government’s aims of boosting FDI The IGC was asked to comment on the draft investment incentives law to ensure it was well aligned with international best practice The researchers found that the law was strong although some key amendments were suggested The comments were read and received by...

    22 Apr 2015 | Eric Verhoogen, Beata Smarzynska Javorcik, Michele Savini Zangrandi, Mario Chacon