Dr Lamia Ben Hmida

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Dr Lamia Ben Hmida

Professor at Univ. of applied Sciences, Neuchatel

Lamia Ben Hamida is a Professor at the Institute of Management and Information Systems in la Haute école de gestion Arc (Univ. of applied sciences, West. Switzerland. Previously, she was a post-doctoral researcher in the department of management, economics, and industrial engineering at the Politecnico di Milano. She also worked on research projects (realized within the NCCR-IP11) between the University de Fribourg and the World Trade Institute.

She has a Ph.D. in Economics, thesis title: “Inward Foreign Direct Investment and Intra-Industry Spillovers: The Swiss Case”. Her thesis analyzes the main key factors determining FDI intra-industry spillover effects. Lamia Ben Hamida has also studied the effect of outward FDI spillovers on the home economy. She is currently studying the role of southern MNCs on the economic development of European countries. She also works on research mandates.

Her research interests focus on: Multinational corporations and foreign Direct Investment (FDI), innovation activity and technology transfer, FDI and export spillovers, learning processes and technological change, FDI policies, the Policy Framework for Investment, and econometric modeling.

She is teaching microeconomics, macroeconomics, multinational and economic development, and data analysis.