Antonio NavasAntonio Navas

Lecturer in Economics

Room 535
9 Mappin Street
S1 4DT, UK

Tel: +44 (0)114 222 3325
Fax +44 (0)114 222 3458



Antonio was awarded his PhD by the European University Institute in December 2006. After that he enjoyed a post-doctoral position in GREQAM (Universite d’Aix-Marseille) funded by the CNRS. He has taught several courses in both macroeconomics and microeconomics in leading universities in Spain including Universidad Carlos III de Madrid and Universidad de Alicante. He joined the Department of Economics at the University of Sheffield as a lecturer in September 2012.


Antonio teaches teaches macroeconomics and International Trade at the undergraduate and postgraduate level

Research summary

Antonio's research is mainly in two fields: international trade, and economic growth. His interests cover a broad variety of research topics in these areas. Others include:

  • trade liberalisation and trade policies in models of trade with firm heterogeneity
  • foreign direct investment
  • technology adoption
  • trade and innovation
  • unified growth theory
PhD student supervision

Antonio is interested in supervising PhD students in international trade and economic growth.


Navas A, Serti F & Tomasi C (forthcoming) The role of the gravity forces on firms’ trade. Canadian Journal of Economics. View this article in WRRO

Navas A (2018) Technology and the Dynamics of Comparative Advantage. Review of International Economics, 26(1), 140-164. View this article in WRRO

Bove V, Efthyvoulou G & Navas A (2016) Political cycles in public expenditure: butter vs guns. Journal of Comparative Economics. View this article in WRRO

Navas A & Sala D (2015) Innovation and Trade Policy Coordination: The Role of Firm Heterogeneity. The World Economy, 38(8), 1179-1334. View this article in WRRO

Navas A (2015) Trade liberalisation and innovation under sector heterogeneity. Regional Science and Urban Economics, 50, 42-62. View this article in WRRO

View all of Antonio Navas' publications