Katherine Stapleton

 Economics (2014 cohort)

Katherine Stapleton

 

My research interests are in international trade, labour economics and development economics. I am particularly interested in how new technologies affect labour markets, global value chains and the international sourcing decisions of firms. My current research looks at the relationship between automation and the offshoring of low-skilled labour intensive manufacturing.

 

Prior to my doctoral studies, I worked in Rwanda's Ministry of Trade and Industry as an ODI Fellow, where I helped to develop Rwanda's export promotion and industrial policy. I have also worked in Economics Consulting for PwC, as a Research Assistant for the Central Bank of Uganda, and with the UK's Government Economic Service. I hold an MSc in Economics for Development at the University of Oxford, for which I won the Luca D'Agliano prize and a George Webb Medley prize. I also hold a BSc in Economics and Econometrics from the University of Nottingham, for which I won an Oliver Pawle prize and the best econometrics dissertation prize.