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Dr Jan Fidrmuc
Senior Lecturer


Jan Fidrmuc is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Economics and Finance. His research interests include political economy, economic development, institutional economics and labor/family economics. He has published his research in leading European and international peer-reviewed journals, including the European Economic Review, European Journal of Political Economy, Journal of Comparative Economics, and Electoral Studies.

Jan Fidrmuc obtained his PhD from Center for Economic Research at Tilburg University in the Netherlands in 1999. Before coming to Brunel, he held appointments at the Center for European Integration Studies (ZEI) of Bonn University, Trinity College Dublin and European Centre for Advanced Research in Economics and Statistics (ECARES) of Université Libre de Bruxelles.


  • PhD in Economics (Tilburg)
  • MA in Economics (Columbia, MO)
  • BSc in Accounting (Bratislava)

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Newest selected publications

Fidrmuc, J. and Fidrmuc, J. (2015) 'Foreign languages and trade: evidence from a natural experiment'. Empirical Economics, 50 (1). pp. 31 - 49. ISSN: 0377-7332 Open Access Link

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Fidrmuc, J. and Tena, JD. (2015) 'Friday the 13th: The Empirics of Bad Luck'. Kyklos, 68 (3). pp. 317 - 334. ISSN: 0023-5962 Open Access Link

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Yang, W., Fidrmuc, J. and Ghosh, S. (2015) 'Macroeconomic effects of fiscal adjustment: A tale of two approaches'. Journal of International Money and Finance, 57. pp. 31 - 60. ISSN: 0261-5606 Open Access Link

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Fidrmuc, J., Ghosh, S. and Samargandi, N. (2014) 'Is the relationship between financial development and economic growth monotonic? Evidence from a sample of middle income countries'. World Development, 68 (1). pp. 66 - 81. ISSN: 1873-5991 Open Access Link

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Fidrmuc, J. and Karaja, E. (2013) 'Uncertainty, informational spillovers and policy reform: A gravity model approach'. European Journal of Political Economy, 32. pp. 182 - 192. ISSN: 0176-2680 Open Access Link

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