Irene Garcés Iriarte
PhD candidate in Economics
World Trade Institute
Heterogeneity - Regulatory heterogeneity in international trade: from measures to systems
Irene is a PhD candidate in Economics at the World Trade Institute (WTI) under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Joseph Francois and Dr. Octavio Fernández-Amador. Her research on the heterogeneous effects of trade policies aims to gain a better understanding of the impact of bilateral regulatory heterogeneity on international trade flows and policymaking under a research project funded by SNFS.
Irene has lectured in the MILE and TRIAL programs at the WTI and has received an award for the best paper presented at an international conference in Spain for her job market paper.
Previously, she obtained a master's degree in development and economic growth from the University of Carlos III and a Bachelor's in Economics from the University of Zaragoza where she was awarded the cohort's best grade prize and collaborated as a research student in the department of economic analysis.
Irene worked as an economic consultant in a leading financial consulting firm between 2017 and 2019, where she carried out projects in Spain and Norway. Her fields of research are international trade, applied econometrics, and development.