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Arshia Hashemi

MPhil student
MPhil in Economics

Research Interests: Applied microeconomics, international trade, industrial organization 

I am a second year MPhil in Economics student and an ESRC scholar.

On the empirical front, my research employs micro data on production, trade, and R&D and uses state of the art econometric techniques to estimate firm-level markups following the production approach and relate them to firm characteristics of interest. On the theoretical side, I am interested in understanding firm selection into exporting and R&D in a model with monopolistic competition that incorporates firm heterogeneity on both the supply- and the demand-side, and yields variable markups by departing from CES demand systems.

Prior to Oxford, I earned a BSc in Economics from University College London. I have worked as a Pre-Doctoral Fellow at the Institute for Fiscal Studies in London. 

Arshia Hashemi