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Senior Economist

HIAU LOOI KEE is a Senior Economist with the Trade Team of the World Bank Research Department.  She joined the World Bank as a Young Professional in September 2000, after receiving her Ph.D. in economics from the University of California at Davis.  Her research focuses on trade, productivity and growth.  Her current projects include studying FDI, rules of origins and firm productivity in Bangladesh's garment sector and a large scale estimations of import demand elasticities and trade restrictiveness indexes of countries.  The latter contributes to the Global Monitoring Reports.  She has worked on trade and investment issues in Cambodia, Mongolia, Bangladesh, Mexico, and her homeland, Malaysia. She has a M. Soc. Sci. in economics from the National University of Singapore, and a B.A. from the National Taiwan University.

Contact: Hiau Looi Kee


The author's works below are drawn from the World Bank's institutional archives.

World Bank working papers and publications

1 .Domestic value added in exports: theory and firm evidence from China
2 .Firm heterogeneity and costly trade: a new estimation strategy and policy experiments
3 .Local intermediate inputs and the shared supplier spillovers of foreign direct investment
4 .The effects of domestic climate change measures on international competitiveness
5 .Is protectionism on the rise ? assessing national trade policies during the crisis of 2008
6 .Estimating trade restrictiveness indices
7 .A model on knowledge and endogenous growth
8 .Import demand elasticities and trade distortions
9 .Export variety and country productivity
10 .Trade, capital accumulation, and structural unemployment : An empirical study of the Singapore economy
11 .On the measurement of product variety in trade
12 .Market access for sale: Latin America's lobbying for U.S. tariff preferences
13 .Imports, entry, and competition law as market disciplines
14 .Productivity in endowments : sectoral evidence for Hong Kong's aggregate growth
15 .Markups, returns to scale, and productivity : a case study of Singapore's manufacturing sector
16 .Productivity versus endowments - a study of Singapore's sectoral growth, 1974-92
17 .Markups, entry regulation, and trade - Does country size matter?

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