Professor of Economics
Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
Education: PhD New York University
Research Areas: International Economics; Macroeconomics; Development
Jean Imbs is a Professor of Economics. Before joining NYU Abu Dhabi, he was a Professor at the Paris School of Economics and a Research Director at France’s CNRS. He received a Master degree in International Business from HEC Paris, and a PhD in Economics from New York University. Until 2010, he was a Professor at the London Business School, and at the University of Lausanne.
Jean’s research focuses on international macroeconomics, with an interest in the consequences of microeconomic complexity for macroeconomic phenomena. He currently works on the emergence of hubs in the global supply chain, and their consequences on world-wide volatility and contagion. He studies how innovation diffuses between firms, especially the incentives for small and large firms to innovate and create productivity growth. He has published in the major professional journals in Economics, including the American Economic Review, the Quarterly Journal of Economics, the Journal of Financial Economics, the Journal of Monetary Economics, or the Journal of International Economics.
Jean consults regularly with major policy institutions, including the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, the European Central Bank, the European Commission, the Bank of England, the UK Treasury, and many other central banks around the world. He teaches a broad range of classes in macroeconomics, including international finance, economic growth, or monetary and fiscal policy, to graduate, undergraduate, and executive audiences. He has taught among others at Princeton University, the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, New York University, HEC Paris, and INSEAD.