Ludovic Arnaud

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International Development (2019 cohort)

I will investigate the quality of foreign direct investment in different Mexican states in terms of employment, productive capabilities, innovation capabilities and sustainability. The research will build on the econometric analysis I conducted at the United Nations CEPAL and will draw on a mixed research method to identify which state-level policies and characteristics influence the quality of FDI.   

I graduated from King’s College London with a BA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics and then pursued the MPhil Development Studies at the University of Cambridge. My main work experiences have been in a French private equity firm to renovate a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the Alps, and at the United Nations’ CEPAL Mexico office conducting research on the effect of FDI on employment creation. Aside from my studies, I volunteer in a ranch in the South of France which uses equine coaching to reinsert convicts in society, improve the wellbeing of disabled people and promote social cohesion within firms. I follow a weekly training in relaxation, communication and psychology which has been key to keeping a good health while achieving my professional goals.