Imperial College London

Dr. Renáta Kosová

Business School

Professor of Economics



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Research interests

Dr. Kosová's research is mostly empirical and concentrates on the areas of applied microeconomics & industrial organization, organizational economics and international economics & business. Specific areas of interest include:

Applied Microeconomics & Industrial Organization – analyses of firm operations & performance; firm and industry dynamics; theory of the firm; economic impact assessment; policy evaluation.

Organizational Economics – agency problems; corporate governance; incentives & contract theory; franchising; service industries.

International Economics & Business – foreign direct investment (FDI); impact of multinational corporations; globalization, firm strategy and economic development.

Many of her research projects exploit context and detailed data on hotels, which also allowed her to develop specific expertise in hospitality industry.