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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 hlkee@worldbank.org


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

World Bank Research Dataset

Deposit Insurance around the World: A Comprehensive Database
Policies and Institutions that Promote Saving: module 1 (National saving)

World Bank working papers and publications

1 .Is protectionism on the rise ? assessing national trade policies during the crisis of 2008
2 .Estimating trade restrictiveness indices
3 .A model on knowledge and endogenous growth
4 .Import demand elasticities and trade distortions
5 .Export variety and country productivity
6 .Trade, capital accumulation, and structural unemployment : An empirical study of the Singapore economy
7 .On the measurement of product variety in trade
8 .Market access for sale: Latin America's lobbying for U.S. tariff preferences
9 .Imports, entry, and competition law as market disciplines
10 .Productivity in endowments : sectoral evidence for Hong Kong's aggregate growth
11 .Markups, returns to scale, and productivity : a case study of Singapore's manufacturing sector
12 .Productivity versus endowments - a study of Singapore's sectoral growth, 1974-92
13 .Markups, entry regulation, and trade - Does country size matter?