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Release of Exporter Dynamics Database Version 2.0
October 20, 2015MC 13-121

The Trade & International Integration Unit of the World Bank’s Development Research Group (DECTI) is releasing a second version of the Exporter Dynamics Database (EDD) on October 20th, 2015. This version includes an update of indicators for most existing countries and an expansion to cover new countries. The EDD now covers 70 countries with indicators on exporter size, growth, product and destination diversification, entry rates, exit rates, and more. It provides researchers and policymakers with a comprehensive database to help answer questions on the dynamics of exports, taking into account a firm-level dimension. The EDD can be viewed and downloaded here>>

The launch will take place in MC13-121 between 12:30pm and 2:30pm. The EDD team (Ana Margarida Fernandes, Denisse Pierola and Aldo Pazzini) will present this second version of the EDD followed by a panel of guest speakers who will discuss their use of the EDD. Aaditya Mattoo (Research Manager, Trade and International Integration Unit of the Development Research Group) will give opening remarks. The guest speakers are Caroline Freund (Peterson Institute for International Economics), Jose Daniel Reyes (Trade & Competitiveness Global Practice) and Thomas Farole (Jobs Cross-Cutting Solutions Area). The event will be chaired by Jose-Guilherme Reis Practice Manager, Trade, Trade & Competitiveness Global Practice.

Last Updated: Oct 01, 2015

  • OPENING REMARKS

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    Aaditya Mattoo

    Research Manager, Trade and International Integration Unit of the Development Research Group
    Aaditya Mattoo is Research Manager, Trade and International Integration, at the World Bank. He specializes in trade policy analysis and international trade agreements, and provides policy advice to governments. Prior to joining the Bank in 1999, Mr. Mattoo was Economic Counsellor at the World Trade Organization. Between 1988 and 1991, he taught economics at the University of Sussex and Churchill College, Cambridge University. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Cambridge, and an M.Phil in Economics from the University of Oxford. He has published widely in academic and other journals on trade, trade in services, development and the WTO and his work has been cited extensively, including in the Economist, Financial Times, New York Times, and Time Magazine.
  • PRESENTER

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    Ana Margarida Fernandes

    Senior Economist, Trade and International Integration Unit of the Development Research Group
    Ana Margarida Fernandes is a senior economist in the Trade and International Integration Unit of the Development Research Group at the World Bank and joined the Exporter Dynamics Database project in March 2011. She holds a B.A. from Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal and an M.A. and a Ph.D. in Economics from Yale University and she joined the World Bank in 2002. Her research interests include the consequences of openness to trade and FDI for firm-level outcomes such as productivity, innovation, and quality upgrading in manufacturing and services sectors and more broadly the determinants of firm performance, including the role of the business environment. She has also worked on professional services in Africa. Recently her work has been focusing on the one hand on the impact evaluation of trade-related policy interventions (such as export promotion and customs reforms) and on the other hand on exporter growth and dynamics and how it is linked to development and affected by policies. Her research has been published in the Review of Economics and Statistics, the Journal of International Economics, the Journal of Development Economics, the World Bank Economic Review, among other scholarly publications.
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    Martha Denisse Pierola

    Economist, Trade and International Integration Unit of the Development Research Group
    Martha Denisse Pierola, an economist in the Trade and International Integration Unit of the Development Research Group at the World Bank, co-created the Exporter Dynamics Database project in September 2009. She has a PhD in International Economics from the Graduate Institute of International Studies in Geneva, Switzerland and a Master of International Law and Economics from the World Trade Institute in Bern, Switzerland. She joined the World Bank in 2005 and her research has focused on the study of the micro foundations and determinants of export growth and competitiveness in developing countries. Her current research evaluates the role of large exporters driving export growth and determining comparative advantage. Her current research interests include the determinants of FDI decisions by large firms and their spillovers on labor markets. Previously, she has worked on issues related to regionalism, trade costs and trade and productivity. Her research has been published in the Review of Economics and Statistics, the Journal of Development Economics, among other scholarly publications.
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    Aldo Pazzini Bortoluzzi

    Consultant, Trade and International Integration Unit of the Development Research Group
    Aldo Pazzini Bortoluzzi is a consultant in the Trade and International Integration Unit of the Development Research Group at the World Bank, and began working on the Exporter Dynamics Database in August 2014. He holds a Master of International Economics and Finance from Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts and a B.A. in Economics from Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona. Prior to joining the Exporter Dynamics Database project, he worked with other economists in the Trade and International Integration unit on research on global value chains and trade facilitation. Prior to joining the World Bank, he briefly worked in litigation and economic consulting for the financial markets practice at Charles River Associates.
  • CHAIR

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    Jose Guilherme Reis

    Practice Manager, Trade, Trade and Competitiveness
    José Guilherme Reis is the Practice Manager for Trade in the Trade and Competitiveness Global Practice, after two years as Program Leader for Competitiveness and Growth in the World Bank office in Turkey. He joined the WB Turkey team in 2013 after four years as Lead Economist with the International Trade Department in Washington DC, where he led the program on trade and competitiveness. He joined the Bank in 2004 and his work program has been focused on the microeconomic agenda for growth and topics related to competitiveness. Before joining the bank, he occupied the positions of Secretary for Economic Policy in the Ministry of Finance in Brazil, 2001-2002 and Chief of Economic Advisors with the Ministry of Planning and Budget, 1999-2001 He holds a Masters degree on Economics and Public Finance from the Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, where has been Professor at the Department of Economics since 1983.
  • GUEST SPEAKER

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    Caroline Freund

    Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE)
    Caroline Freund is a senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics. Prior to that she was chief economist for the Middle East and North Africa at the World Bank. She has also worked in the research departments of the World Bank, the IMF and the Federal Reserve Board. Freund works primarily on economic growth and international trade and also writes on economic issues in the Middle East and North Africa. She is the author of the forthcoming book Rich People Poor Countries: The Rise of Emerging Market Tycoons and their Mega Firms. Her work has appeared in academic journals, including American Economic Review, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Review of Economics and Statistics, Journal of International Economics, and she has contributed to many edited volumes. She teaches trade theory at SAIS, is on the scientific committees of CEPII (Institute for Research of the International Economy, Paris) and the Economic Research Forum (Cairo), and is a member of the US Export-Import Bank Advisory Committee and of the Center for Economic Policy Research.
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    José-Daniel Reyes

    Senior Economist, Trade & Competitiveness Global Practice
    Jose-Daniel Reyes is a Senior Economist in the Investment Climate Unit of the Trade and Competitiveness Global Practice at the World Bank. He has several years of research and professional experience, working on issues of trade policy, competitiveness, and globalization. His recent policy work focuses on assessment trade competitiveness in developing countries, the rationalization of Non-Tariff Measures, the representation of big trade data to inform the policy making process, and firm-level dynamics. Prior to joining the Bank, Jose-Daniel worked for the Inter-American Development Bank and for the Colombian government monitoring country performance in the Latin American region. He has worked of trade and competitiveness issues in Central-America, Africa, Europe, and Asia. He holds a PhD in Economics from Georgetown University.
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    Thomas Farole

    Lead Economist, Jobs Cross-Cutting Solutions Area
    Thomas Farole is a Lead Economist in the World Bank’s Jobs Cross-Cutting Solutions Area, where he works on the intersection between jobs and productivity, trade, and private sector development. Prior to joining the Jobs CCSA, he was an economist in the Trade & Competitiveness Global Practice. He is the author of several books since joining the Bank, including: Special Economic Zones in Africa; Making Foreign Direct Investment Work for Sub-Saharan Africa (with Deborah Winkler); Special Economic Zones: Progress, Challenges, and Future Directions (with Gokhan Akinci); and The Internal Geography of Trade: Lagging Regions and Global Markets. His recent articles have appeared in The Journal of Economic Geography, Progress in Human Geography, and World Development. Tom holds a PhD in Economic Geography from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), an MSc in Local Economic Development from the LSE, and a BSc in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Event Details
  • Date: October 20
  • Time: 12:30 - 2:30 PM
  • Location: World Bank MC 13-121