Renáta Kosová is an Associate Professor of Economics in the Department of Management and (since 2016) the elected Chair of Diversity Committee at the Business School. During 2014 - 2018 (January) she has been also the Programme Director of the MSc in Economics & Strategy for Business. She joined Imperial College London - Business School in 2013. Previously she was on the faculty at Cornell University - School of Hotel Administration and Business School faculty at the George Washington University. She holds Ph.D. from University of Michigan (Ross School of Business) as well as M.A. (Economics) from University of Michigan; M.A. (Economics) from Central European University in Hungary; B.A. and M.A in Business Administration from Comenius University in Slovakia.
Her research concentrates on the areas of applied industrial organization, organization economics and international economics & business. Specific areas of interest include:
Applied Industrial & Organization Economics: firm performance; firm and industry dynamics; theory of the firm; agency and contract theory; franchising; service industries.
International Economics & Business - foreign direct investment (FDI); impact of multinational corporations; globalization, firm strategy and economic development.
Her dissertation: “Do Foreign Firms Crowd out Domestic Firms? Evidence from the Czech Republic” won several dissertation awards and her research has been published in highly recognized academic journals including The Review of Economics & Statistics; Journal of Economic Geography; Journal of Finance; Journal of Law, Economics & Organization; Journal of Industrial Economics, Management Science and others.
Kosova R, Sertsios G, 2018, An empirical analysis of self-enforcement mechanisms: evidence from hotel franchising, Management Science, Vol:64, ISSN:1526-5501, Pages:43-63
et al., 2016, Boom and Gloom, Journal of Finance, Vol:71, ISSN:0022-1082, Pages:2287-2332
Freedman M, Kosova R, 2014, Agency and Compensation: Evidence from the Hotel Industry, Journal of Law Economics & Organization, Vol:March 30, ISSN:8756-6222, Pages:72-103
Kosová R, Lafontaine F, Perrigot R, 2013, Organizational Form and Performance: Evidence from the Hotel Industry, Review of Economics and Statistics, Vol:95, ISSN:0034-6535, Pages:1303-1323
Masten SE, Kosova R, 2013, Post-sale service and the limits of reputation, Industrial and Corporate Change, Vol:22, ISSN:0960-6491, Pages:1663-1698
Kosova R, 2010, DO FOREIGN FIRMS CROWD OUT DOMESTIC FIRMS? EVIDENCE FROM THE CZECH REPUBLIC, Review of Economics and Statistics, Vol:92, ISSN:0034-6535, Pages:861-881
Freedman ML, Kosova R, 2012, Agglomeration, product heterogeneity and firm entry, Journal of Economic Geography, Vol:12, ISSN:1468-2702, Pages:601-626