Cristina TERRA

Professor
department: Economics
Campus de Cergy
+33 (0)1 34 43 97 20
International Economics – Development Economics
Biography

Christina Terra is professor of economics  and Academic Director of the Global BBA (Bachelor in Business Administration) at ESSEC Business School. PhD in economics from Princeton University, she has taught in France, Brazil and the United States. She has been Director of the école Doctorale EM2P at Université de Cergy-Pontoise, and Director of Graduate Studies at Fundacao Getulio Vargas, Brazil. Her main research interests are International Economics and Development Economics. With several articles published in international economic journals, she is the author of the textbook Principles of International Finance and Open Economy macroeconomics. Christina Terra is member of the editorial board of the Journal of Applied Economics and associate researcher at THEMA and at CEPII.

Diplomas

  • 1994: Ph.D. in Economics (Princeton University United States of America)
  • 1990: M.A. in Economics (Université pontificale catholique de Rio de Janeiro Brazil)
  • 1988: B.A. in Economics (Université pontificale catholique de Rio de Janeiro Brazil)
Career
Other Academic Appointments
    • 2022 – 2025 : Academic director program of the Global BBA program (ESSEC Business School France)
    • 2020 – 2022 : Academic director: IMD Track of GBBA (ESSEC Business School France)
    • 2010 – 2015 : Director of the École Doctorale EM2P (Université Cergy-Pontoise France)
    • 2010 – 2015 : Responsible for the Master 2 Economic Analysis (joint program with ESSEC Business School) (Université Cergy-Pontoise France)
    • 2003 – 2007 : Director of Graduate Studies (Escola de Pós-Graduacao em Economia, Fundacao Getulio Vargas (EPGE/FGV) Brazil)
    • 2001 : Director of Undergraduate Studies (Université pontificale catholique de Rio de Janeiro Brazil)
    • 1998 : Invited Professor (Université d’Évry-Val-d’Essonne France)
    • 1998 : Rio Branco Professor (Université de Chicago United States of America)
    • 1996 – 1997 : Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Economics (Université pontificale catholique de Rio de Janeiro Brazil)
    • 1995 – 1996 : Director of Undergraduate Studies, Department of Economics (Université pontificale catholique de Rio de Janeiro Brazil)
Full-time academic appointments
    • 2015 – Now : Professor (ESSEC Business School France)
    • 2009 – 2015 : Professor (Université Cergy-Pontoise France)
    • 2008 – 2009 : Associate Professor (Université Cergy-Pontoise France)
    • 2000 – 2008 : Associate Professor (Escola de Pós-Graduacao em Economia, Fundacao Getulio Vargas (EPGE/FGV) Brazil)
    • 1998 – 2000 : Assistant Professor (Escola de Pós-Graduacao em Economia, Fundacao Getulio Vargas (EPGE/FGV) Brazil)
    • 1994 – 1998 : Assistant Professor (Université pontificale catholique de Rio de Janeiro Brazil)
Other appointments
    • 2010 – Now : Research Fellow (Centre d’études prospectives et d’informations internationales (CEPII) France)
    • 2008 – Now : Research Fellow (THEMA France)

Grants

  • 2018 : ANR research grant (ESSEC Business School, France)
  • 2011 : Prime d’Excellence Scientifique (PES) (Université Cergy-Pontoise, France)
  • 2009 : Prime d’Encadrement Doctoral et de Recherche (Université Cergy-Pontoise, France)
  • 1995 : Research fellow (CNPq (National Research Council), Brazil)
  • 1993 : Robertson Fellowship (Woodrow Wilson School, United States of America)
  • 1993 : International Finance Center, research grant (Princeton University, United States of America)
  • 1992 : Research grant (Ford Foundation)
  • 1990 : Ph.D. fellowship (CNPq (National Research Council), Brazil)
  • 1988 : M.A. fellowship (CNPq (National Research Council), Brazil)

Awards

  • 2006 : Haralambos Simeonides Prize to the best paper by Brazilian economists,. Paper awarded: “Trade Liberalization and the Evolution of Skill Earnings Differentials in Brazil”, with Gustavo Gonzaga and Naércio Menezes Filho. (National Association of Graduate Programs in Economics, Brazil)
  • 1999 : Mario Henrique Simonsen Prize, given annually by Revista Brasileira de Economia to the best paper published in the Journal. Paper awarded: “The Political Economy of Exchange Rate Policy in Brazil: An Empirical Assessment”, with Marco Bonomo.
  • 1989 : Prize Losango for the best M.A. dissertation project

Journal articles

Book chapters

Thesis co-director

  • 2013 – 2019 : On inequality of opportunity : the case of India (ESSEC Business School France)
  • 2014 – 2018 : Three Essays on Labor Market Frictions, International Trade and Uncertainty (ESSEC Business School France)
  • 2014 : Échanges internationaux en agriculture : changements d’utilisation des sols, biodiversité et durabilité environnementale (Université Cergy-Pontoise France)
  • 2004 : As Predições de Heckscher-Ohlin: Questões Teóricas e Aplicabilidade Empírica (Université pontificale catholique de Rio de Janeiro Brazil)
Services
    • 2021 – 2023: Elected Member of the Academic Evaluation Committee, ESSEC
    • 2016 – 2016: INRA rank promotion
    • 2014 – 2014: Hiring committee (Université de Rouen France)
    • 2012 – 2012: Hiring committee (Université Paris-Dauphine, PSL France)
    • 2005 – 2007: Member of evaluation committee for graduate programs ( Brazil)
    • 1999 – 1999: Committee member, Haralambos Simeonidis Prize ( Brazil)
    • 1996 – 1996: Committee member, Prize BNDES for the best M.A. dissertation in economics
Research activities
  • Editorial Board Membership
    • 2016 – Now: Editorial board membership – Journal of Applied Economics
  • Participation in scientific commissions or reviewer for a conference
    • 2015 – Now: Participation in scientific commission of ADRES, since 2015
    • 2014 – 2014: Participation in scientific commission of Meetings of the Latin American and Caribbean Economic Association
    • 2008 – 2008: Participation in scientific commission of Latin American Meeting of the Econometric Society
    • 2000 – 2000: Participation in scientific commission of Meetings of the Latin American and Caribbean Economic Association
    • 1998 – 1998: Participation in scientific commission of Encontro Nacional de Economia, ANPEC
    • 1996 – 1996: Participation in scientific commission of Latin American Meeting of the Econometric Society
    • 1996 – 1996: Participation in scientific commission of Encontro Brasileiro de Econometria, SBE
    • 1995 – 1995: Participation in scientific commission of Encontro Nacional de Economia, ANPEC
  • Function in an academic association
    • 2011 – Now: Advisory Committee of the Trade, Integration and Growth Network (Latin American and Caribbean Economic Association (LACEA) )
    • 2006 – 2007: President (Brazilian Econometric Society Brazil)
    • 2001 – 2005: Executive Committee Member (Latin American and Caribbean Economic Association (LACEA) )
  • Organization of a conference or a seminar
    • 2008 – 2011: Co-organizer of the weekly research seminar Analyse Economique et Econométrie, THEMA (Université Cergy-Pontoise France)
    • 2007 – 2007: XXIX Encontro Brasileiro de Econometria ( Brazil)
    • 2006 – 2006: XXVIII Encontro Brasileiro de Econometria ( Brazil)
  • Member of an academic association
    • 1997 – 2000: Member of the Latin American Standing Committee of the Econometric Society
Theses
  • 2014 : BELLORA C. (Université Cergy-Pontoise), Thesis co-director, Échanges internationaux en agriculture : changements d’utilisation des sols, biodiversité et durabilité environnementaleÉchanges internationaux en agriculture : changements d’utilisation des sols, biodiversité et durabilité environnementale
  • 2007 : BEZERRA XIMENES DE VASCONCELOS E. (Escola de Pós-Graduacao em Economia, Fundacao Getulio Vargas (EPGE/FGV)), Thesis director, Ensaios em Economia Internacional
  • 2010 : FERRAZ L. (Escola de Pós-Graduacao em Economia, Fundacao Getulio Vargas (EPGE/FGV)), Thesis director, Essays on the General equilibrium of Barriers to Trade on Economic Growth, Foreign Trade and the Location of Economic Activity in BrazilEssays on the General equilibrium of Barriers to Trade on Economic Growth, Foreign Trade and the Location of Economic Activity in Brazil
  • 2009 : HUANG Sainan (ESSEC Business School), Thesis director, Three Essays on International Finance and International Trade
  • 2010 : KALLAB Tania (ESSEC Business School), Thesis director, The Colonial Origins of French Trade Patterns
  • 2013 : KUNDU Tista (ESSEC Business School), Thesis co-director, On inequality of opportunity : the case of India
  • 2004 : MURIEL HERNANDEZ B. (Université pontificale catholique de Rio de Janeiro), Thesis co-director, As Predições de Heckscher-Ohlin: Questões Teóricas e Aplicabilidade Empírica
  • 2014 : OH Samil (ESSEC Business School), Thesis co-director, Three Essays on Labor Market Frictions, International Trade and Uncertainty
  • 2012 : PIRES MACIEL L. F. (Escola de Pós-Graduacao em Economia, Fundacao Getulio Vargas (EPGE/FGV)), Thesis director, Empirical studies in international economicsEmpirical studies in international economics
  • 2007 : RYOU Hyun-Joo (ESSEC Business School), Thesis director, Exchange rate dynamics under financial market frictions – Electoral sycle of exchange rate in Korea – Exchange rate regime, capital market openness and monetary policy: the trilemma in Korea
  • 2006 : VAHIA DE ABREU A. L. (Escola de Pós-Graduacao em Economia, Fundacao Getulio Vargas (EPGE/FGV)), Thesis director, Essays on International Economics
  • 2000 : VASCONCELOS ARAÚJO C. H. (Escola de Pós-Graduacao em Economia, Fundacao Getulio Vargas (EPGE/FGV)), Thesis director, Movimentos de Capitais: O Financiamento Externo à Economia Brasileira: 1991 – 1998