Luis Serven

Luis Serven

Research Manager Macroeconomics and Growth, Development Research Group

Luis Serven is Research Manager for Macroeconomics and Growth in the Development Research Group. After joining the Bank in 1988, he worked at the Research department, and between 1999 and 2004 he managed the regional research program on Latin America and the Caribbean. Prior to joining the Bank he worked as a senior researcher at FEDEA and taught at the Universidad Complutense of Madrid, MIT and CEMFI. His recent research focuses on open economy macroeconomics, fiscal policy and growth, exchange rate regimes, international portfolio diversification, saving and investment determinants, and microeconomic regulation and growth. He holds a Bachelor in Economics from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid and a Ph.D. in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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    Business Regulation and Economic Performance

    January 2010
    The research reported here focuses on establishing the analytical and empirical links between microeconomic regulatory policies on the one hand, and aggregate productivity, growth, and volatility on the other. Thus, the volume adds to a novel but increasingly influential line of policy-relevant research that seeks to understand macroeconomic phenomena from a microeconomic perspective.
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