Dr Sotirios Blanas

Teaching Associate

Research Overview

My main research interests lie in the field of International Trade, with special focus on International Trade and Labour Outcomes and International Trade and Organisation of Firms. In particular, I have studied the impact of offshoring (i.e., trade in tasks/intermediates) on the age-skill composition of labour demand and on age-skill labour demand elasticities, as well as the association of intra-firm trade of foreign affiliates of Multinational Corporations with certain firm characteristics (e.g. size, productivity) and with knowledge transferred to them from the parent company. More recently, I have also studied the association of the quantity and quality of jobs with the foreign ownership status of firms in Sub-Saharan Africa.

For further information about my work and my CV, you may visit my personal website:

https://sites.google.com/site/sotirisblanas

Determinants of Intra-Firm Trade: Evidence from Foreign Affliates in Sub-Saharan Africa
Blanas, S., Seric, A. 06/2017 Lancaster University, Department of Economics
Working paper

Knowledge Transfer and Intra-Firm Trade
Blanas, S., Seric, A. 06/2017 Lancaster : Lancaster University, Department of Economics
Working paper

Jobs, FDI and Institutions in Sub-Saharan Africa: Evidence from Firm-Level Data
Blanas, S., Seric, A., Viegelahn, C. 02/2017 Lancaster : Lancaster University, Department of Economics, 55 p.
Working paper