Joep Konings obtained his PhD in Economics at the London School of Economics. He is a full professor in Economics at the University of Liverpool Management School and Head of the subject group Economics. Konings’ research focuses on global firms, international macroeconomics, and micro drivers affecting macroeconomic fluctuations. He has been involved in numerous research projects from the EU, the OECD and the Asian Development Bank and other institutions. Konings has published various papers in leading academic journals, such as the American Economic Review, The Review of Economics and Statistics, The Journal of International Economics and the Economic Journal.