Romain Wacziarg joined the Anderson School faculty in 2008. His research on the links between globalization and economic performance has been published in leading academic journals such as the Quarterly Journal of Economics, the American Economic Review, the Journal of International Economics, the Journal of Development Economics and the Journal of Economic Growth. He teaches the MBA core course Managerial Economics, a FEMBA elective on Macroeconomic Fundamentals and an MBA elective on the Global Financial Crisis.
In addition to his research and teaching, Romain Wacziarg was the Edward Teller National Fellow at the Hoover Institution in 2002-2003. Outside UCLA, he is a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), the world's preeminent think tank for research in applied economics. He is also a faculty affiliate of the Center for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), based in London, UK. From 1998 to 2008, he was on the faculty at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he taught strategy and business ethics courses for MBAs, and a course on Political Macroeconomics for PhD students. In addition to his academic experience, he worked as a consultant for the World Bank and the French Ministry of Finance.
Born in Switzerland, raised in India and France, Romain Wacziarg moved to the United States in 1992 and became a US citizen. He is married to Magali Delmas, a Professor at UCLA's Institute of the Environment. They have two children.
Ph.D. Economics, 1998, Harvard University
M.A. Economics, 1996, Harvard University
M.A. Economics, 1992, Universite Paris-Dauphine
B.A. Economics and Public Policy, 1990, Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris
Growth, Political Economy, International Trade, Globalization, Economic Development, Ethics, Strategy, International Finance, Macroeconomics
Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Scholarship, 1993-1997.
MBA Class of 1969 Faculty Scholar (Stanford GSB), 2000-2001.
Hoover Institution, Edward Teller National Fellow, 2002-2003.
Louise and Claude N. Rosenberg, Jr. Faculty Scholar (Stanford GSB), 2004-2005.
Stanford Presidential Fund for Innovation in International Studies grant ($177,150), 2006-2009.
Moghadam Family Faculty Fellow (Stanford GSB), 2006-2007.
UCLA Center for International Business and the Economy research grant ($10,000), 2008-2009.
UCLA Center for International Business and the Economy course development grant ($5,000), 2009