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Mr John Spray

Teaching Bye-Fellow
Research Associate
Economic development
Production networks

John Spray’s research focuses on international trade and firm supply-chains in developing countries.

Academic interests

John Spray’s academic interests include: 

  • Economic development
  • International trade
  • Networked markets
  • Industrial organisation.

Degrees obtained

  • BSc.
  • MSc, Oxon.


John Spray's research interests include Development Economics, International Trade Economics and the Economics of Production Networks. In particular, his research combines theory and detailed administrative data to consider the relationship between supply-chains and domestic and international trade in a developing-country setting.

His most recent work relates to the ways in which search frictions between suppliers and customers drive substitution between imported and domestic goods. John has previously been a Country Economist for the International Growth Centre in Rwanda, and an Overseas Development Institute Fellow in the Ministry of Commerce in Liberia. He is currently a PhD student at the Faculty of Economics, University of Cambridge.

Other interests

Football, maps.

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