Profile: Mariana Spatareanu

Associate Professor of Economics and Global Affairs

Center for Migration and the Global City, Department of Economics


Mariana Spatareanu is Associate Professor in the Department of Economics and Core Faculty in the Division of Global Affairs, Rutgers University, Newark. Her research interests focus on measuring technological spillovers from foreign direct investment, and investigating factors that affect the flows of foreign direct investment, including the rule of law, labor market regulations, environmental standards and financial markets. She is currently working on issues related to innovation and competition. Her research has been published in Journal of Development Economics, Economics Letters, The Scandinavian Journal of Economics, World Development, World Bank Economic Review, Review of World Economics, Journal of Applied Economics, Journal of Environment and Development, various other economics journals as well as chapters in books and monographs.

She is affiliated with Rutgers Business School, Department of Management and Global Business, LICOS Center for Institutions and Economic Performance, Catholic University Leuven and Hamburg Institute of International Economics. Before joining Rutgers University, she worked for the World Bank where she was involved in research related to the impact and the characteristics of foreign direct investment with focus on developing countries.