UCL Department of Economics


Four UCL Economics academics promoted in 2022-23

3 July 2023

We are delighted to announce the promotion of four of our academics from 1 October 2023.

Ramin, Silvia, Ralph and Alex

Alex Gorbenko, promoted to Professor of Economics and Finance

Alex Gorbenko

Alex is an expert in corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions and private equity. His recent research has examined optimal timing and design of M&A, differences in valuing companies by potential strategic and financial (PE) acquirers and deal selection and contracting in VC.

Ralph Luettickepromoted to Associate Professor of Economics

Ralph Luetticke

Ralph joined the Department in 2016. His research studies the conduct of fiscal and monetary policy as well as the sources of business cycles with new tools that allow us to take household heterogeneity into account in models and data.

Ramin Nassehi, promoted to Associate Professor of Economics (Teaching)

Ramin Nassehi

Ramin joined UCL Economics in January 2018. He is a member of Centre for Teaching and Learning Economics (CTaLE) and a contributor to the CORE Econ project and Royal Economic Society’s “Discover Economics” initiative.

Silvia Dal Biancopromoted to Associate Professor of Economics (Teaching)

Silvia Dal Bianco

Silvia joined the Department in January 2018. Her research focuses on development economics, crypto-economics and economics education, and she teaches undergraduate programme modules including Economics of the Public Sector and Economics of Money and Banking.

Head of Department Professor Antonio Guarino said, "Many congratulations to Alex, Ralph, Ramin and Silvia on their significant and well-deserved achievements. Academic promotion at UCL is highly competitive and these promotions reflect their contribution to their academic field. Congratulations and many thanks to everyone in the department for the hard work that everyday makes our community a wonderful environment where young scholars keep thriving."