Simon Commander received his B.A. from Oxford University in 1975 and his PhD from Cambridge University in 1980. He worked for 15 years at the World Bank in Washington DC starting in 1988. Subsequently, he has been Senior Adviser at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and Director of the Centre for New and Emerging Markets at London Business School. He is currently Professor at IE Business School and Managing Partner at Altura Partners. He has published widely including books, articles and working papers (see CV).

His research interests include labour economics, income determination, inflation, comparative economic systems and economic policy.

He is extensively involved in advisory work of a policy and strategic nature principally with emerging market governments.

Simon Commander joined IZA as a Research Fellow in December 1999.



IZA Discussion Paper No. 16007
Simon Commander, Saul Estrin, Thamashi De Silva
IZA Discussion Paper No. 6034
Simon Commander, Zlatko Nikoloski, Alexander Plekhanov
forthcoming in: Economics of Transition, 2014
IZA Discussion Paper No. 6033
Chiara Amini, Simon Commander
published in: Journal of Comparative Economics, 2012
IZA Discussion Paper No. 5247
published in: Review of Economics and Institutions, 2012
IZA Discussion Paper No. 2637
revised version published as 'Business Environment, Exports, Ownership, and Firm Performance' in: Review of Economics and Statistics, 2011, 93 (1), 309 - 337
IZA Discussion Paper No. 1933
published in: Giddens, Diamond, Liddle (eds): Global Europe, Social Europe. Polity London, 2006
IZA Discussion Paper No. 1073
published in: Economics of Transition, 2008, 16 (2), 199-221.
IZA Discussion Paper No. 809
published in: R. Baldwin and L. A. Winters (eds.), Challenges to Globalisation. NBER and University of Chicago Press, 2004
IZA Policy Paper No. 52
forthcoming in: Economics of Transition