Frédéric Robert-Nicoud is currently an Economics professor at the Geneva School of Economics and Management (GSEM) of the U of Geneva. He held faculty positions at the LSE and HEC Lausanne, as well as visiting positions at CEMFI, CERAS, CORE, Pau, and Princeton.
He is research- and teaching-active in Economic Geography, Urban Economics, International Trade, and Applied Microeconomics. He is a member (or former member) of the editorial board of several peer-reviewed journals in these fields; served for six years as an Editor of the Journal of Economic Geography and for four years as an Associate Editor of the Review of International Economics. Also a CEPR Fellow and a SERC Affiliate and a member of the Conseil scientifique des économistes (Scientific committee) of the Société du Grand Paris (i.e., the institution in charge of implementing the "Grand Paris Express" major transportation infrastructure project).
He holds a PhD in Economics from the London School of Economics and Political Sciences (LSE 2002), an MSc in Econometrics and Mathematical Economics (LSE 1999 Suma cum laude), an MA in International Relations (HEID 1996), and a BA in Economics (U of Geneva 1994).
He served as the first Vice-Dean (Research) of the GSEM and is a former Vice-Coordinator of the Founding Committee for the creation of the GSEM.