Fadi Hassan
Assistant Professor, Economics


Fadi Hassan was awarded his PhD from the London School of Economics following which he was appointed assistant professor at Trinity College Dublin. He is also a Research Associate of the Centre for Economic Performance and a Fellow of the Bank of Italy.

His research area focuses on two main streams: i) macroeconomic issues in international finance, productivity, and banking using micro level data and ii) development issues in the field of trade, education and energy access.

He has worked on projects funded by the European Central Bank, the European Investment Bank, the European Commission, and the World Bank. He has also worked as an advisor for the chief economist of Unicredit Bank.

He is co-founder of Trinity Impact Evaluation unit (TIME) which brings together researchers in international development with development practitioners and donors and is a vehicle for attracting research funding and initiating large-scale projects in developing countries.

He is also co-founder of the International Macroeconomics unit (IM-TCD) IM-TCD contributes to the global debate on the international economy with a strong focus on key policy issues and is a vehicle for attracting research funding for large scale projects on international finance and macro.

Fadi was awarded the young economist prize of the European Economic Association and he was nominated Global Shapers by the World Economic Forum.

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Fadi Hassan, Export Participation and Misallocation after the Financial Crisis: evidence from Italy, Rivista Politica Economica, 2017 Journal Article, 2017

Fadi Hassan, Filippo di Mauro, Gianmarco Ottaviano, Bank Credit and Productivity Growth, 2017 Working Paper, 2017

F.Hassan, S. Calligaris, M. del Gatto, G. Ottaviano, F. Schivardi, The Productivity Puzzle and Misallocation: An Italian Perspective, 2017 Working Paper, 2017 URL

Fadi Hassan and Paolo Lucchino, Powering Education, 2016 Working Paper, 2016

Fadi Hassan, The Price of Development: the Penn-Balassa-Samuelson effect revisited, Journal of International Economics, 102, 2016 Journal Article, 2016

Fadi Hassan, Sara Calligaris, Massimo del Gatto, Gianmarco Ottaviano, Fabiano Schivardi, Italy's Productivity Conundrum. A Study on Resource Misallocation in Italy, 2016 Working Paper, 2016

Fadi Hassan and Gianmarco Ottaviano, Productivity in Italy: the Great Unlearning, 2013 Working Paper, 2013

Non-Peer-Reviewed Publications

Fadi Hassan and Paolo Lucchino, Female entrepreneurship and the burden of house work: a randomised experiment on the role of access to light, 2017 Working Paper, 2017

Fadi Hassan, The impact of the Syrian conflict on Lebanese trade, World Bank, April, 2015 Report, 2015

Research Expertise


bank lending; Development Economics; ECONOMIC GROWTH; EDUCATION; FIRMS; INTERNATIONAL CAPITAL FLOWS; International Finance; International Trade; PRODUCTIVITY; REAL EXCHANGE RATE



American Economic Association

European Economic Association

Irish Economic Association