Ioana Schiopu
Associate Professor, Department of Economics, Finance and Accounting in ESADE
Contracted Doctoral Professor URL


  • Ph.D. in Economics. Indiana University
  • M.A. in Economics. Clemson University. Clemson University
  • B.A. in International Business. Babes-Bolyai University

Areas of interest

  • Economics of human capital
  • Technological change, growth and inequality
  • Growth and public policies


Ioana joined ESADE in 2009. After obtaining her PhD at Indiana University, she spent the 2008/09 academic year as a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute for Economic Analysis (IAE-CSIC), in Barcelona.
Ioana has worked on growth and welfare effects of various higher education funding policies and the implications of the interaction between private and public investment for the accumulation of human capital at different stages of education.
Her research agenda includes exploring the linkages between endogenous technological change and investment in different types of education and their effects on growth and inequality