Enrico Vanino

Enrico joined the Department in 2017 as a LSE Fellow in Economic Geography. He holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Birmingham and a MSc in International Economics from the University of Padova (Italy).

His research focuses on international economics, firms’ internationalization, innovation, trade policy and regional economics. His most recent works include research on the impact of protectionism, the relationship between innovation and internationalization, China trade penetration in Africa and the externalities of fast-growth firms in the UK.

Before joining the LSE Enrico worked as a research fellow at Enterprise Research Centre and collaborated as a consultant on numerous projects that focused on the European Commission trade policies, international economics and development.

Content by Enrico Vanino
  • Blog post

    The Chinese are here: An analysis of import penetration and firm performance in Sub-Saharan Africa

    In the early 1990s, most of the imports into Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) originated mainly from Western economies such as the US, UK, France, and Germany. 25 years later, the share of imports from the UK had decreased to 2.3% in 2015 from 13.9% in 1990, while that of the US to 4.6% in 2015 from 13% in 1992. On the other hand, China’s share of total imports in SSA rose to...

    3 Apr 2019 | Christian Darko , Giovanni Occhiali , Enrico Vanino

  • Blog post

    Non-tradeables and low-income country growth

    Transformation needs to be export led, so it might be tempting to think only about the needs of exporters. It might be tempting to see growth with very few new, export sector jobs as a failure. However, even in the most successful manufacturing-led transformatory growth episodes, most of the jobs and lots of the output are in non-tradeable sectors. Non-tradeable enterprises...

    30 Jul 2018 | Stevan Lee, Enrico Vanino