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William Maloney

Lead Economist, Trade & Competitiveness

William F. Maloney is Chief Trade and Competitiveness Economist in the Trade and Competitiveness Global Practice of the World Bank.  He was a Professor of Economics at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (1990-1997) and then joined the World... See More +
  • Does What You Export Matter? In Search of Empirical Guidance for Industrial Policies


    Does what economies export matter for development? And, even if it does, can governments improve on the export basket that the market generates through industrial policies? This report takes up these questions by reviewing relevant literature and taking stock of what we know from conceptual, empirical, and policy viewpoints.  Read More »

  • Engineers, Entrepreneurs, and Development in the Americas

    October 2014

    This talk by Bill Maloney was given at the Conference on Historical Persistence in Comparative Development at Williams College on why what you export matters.

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