Professor Irma Clots-Figueras

Professor of Economics,
Director of Research
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Professor Irma Clots-Figueras


Irma Clots-Figueras joined the School of Economics in 2019. Before joining Kent, Irma was at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. She received her PhD in Economics from the London School of Economics in 2006. 

Research interests

Irma's research interests include development economics, labour economics, migration, cultural economics and political economy.

She is Co-Director of the Development Economics Research Group at Kent (DeReCK).

Irma's RePEc page is




  • Associate Editor of SERIEs (Journal of the Spanish Economic Association) since January 2015
  • Board member of COSME (since January  2015)
  • Research Fellow, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA), Bonn, since April 2013.

Administrative roles

  • Director of Research
  • Member of School Strategic Management Group
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