Aranzazu Crespo is an international trade economist. Between 2009 and 2013, she worked on her PhD at the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, under the supervision of Professor Klaus Desmet. After being a visiting PhD student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign for the spring term 2011, and at Yale University for the winter term 2012, she obtained her PhD in Economics from Universidad Carlos III in June 2013. Before joining Middlesex University in September 2015, she was at the European University Institute as a Max Weber Fellow.
Learning & Teaching Interests
International trade and Industrial Organization
Research Outputs & Interests
Aranzazu is interested in the effects of public policies on firms' decisions and the impact of such decisions on aggregate productivity and the welfare of the economy.
* Crespo. A & J. A. Munoz-Sepulveda (2015). The Role of Physical and Financial Constraints in Export Dynamics. EUI Working Paper MWP 2015/17
* Crespo, A. , M. Jansen (2014). The Role of Global Value Chains during the Great Trade Collapse: Evidence of Spanish and European Firms, FEDEA Working Paper dt2014-09.
* Crespo. A & R. Segura-Cayuela (2014). Understanding Competitiveness EUI Working Paper MWP 2014/20
* Trade, Innovation and Productivity: A Quantitative Analysis of Europe, EFIGE working paper 62, October 2012.
* Rubini, L. , K. Desmet, F. Piguillem and A. Crespo (2012). Breaking down the Barriers to Firm Growth in Europe: The fourth EFIGE Policy Report. Bruegel Brueprint no18.
* Crespo, A. , K. Desmet and S. Esteban (2011). Did Spanish Firms perform worse in the Wake of 2008 Crisis?. EFIGE country report: Spain.