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Ana Margarida Fernandes

Senior Economist

ANA MARGARIDA FERNANDES is a Senior Economist in the Development Research Group (Trade and Integration Unit). She joined the World Bank as a Young Economist in 2002. Her current research focuses on the consequences of openness to trade and FDI for firm-level outcomes such as productivity, technological innovation, quality upgrarding, and skilled labor demand. She has studied more broadly the determinants of firm-level performance, including the role of the business environment, in Bangladesh, India, Malaysia, Thailand, countries in Central America, and transition economies. She has also examined the consequences of liberalization and openness of the services sector to FDI for the performance of services firms and for the performance of manufacturing services users. Recently she has studied issues relating to professional services in Eastern and Southern Africa. She is currently studying the effects of trade and industrial policies for agglomeration of manufacturing industries in India. She received her M.A., M. Phil., and Ph.D. in Economics from Yale University and a B.A. from Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal.


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 .The internet and Chinese exports in the pre-Alibaba era
2 .An evaluation of border management reforms in a technical agency
3 .Does the adoption of complex software impact employment composition and the skill content of occupations ? evidence from Chilean firms
4 .Expediting trade : impact evaluation of an in-house clearance program
5 .The role of imports for exporter performance in Peru
6 .Exporter behavior, country size and stage of development : evidence from the exporter dynamics database
7 .Product standards and firms? export decisions
8 .Evaluating aid for trade : a survey of recent studies
9 .Micro dynamics of Turkey's export boom in the 2000s
10 .Export entrepreneurship and trade structure in Latin America during good and bad times
11 .Are the benefits of export support durable ? evidence from Tunisia
12 .Learning from the experiments that never happened : lessons from trying to conduct randomized evaluations of matching grant programs in Africa
13 .Exporter dynamics database
14 .The risks of innovation : are innovating firms less likely to die ?
15 .Together we stand ? agglomeration in Indian manufacturing
16 .Explaining local manufacturing growth in Chile : the advantages of sectoral diversity
17 .Impact evaluation of trade interventions : paving the way
18 .The World Bank economic review 24 (1)
19 .Does tougher import competition foster product quality upgrading ?
20 .Professional services and development : a study of Mozambique
21 .Foreign direct investment in services and manufacturing productivity growth: evidence for Chile
22 .Technology adoption and the investment climate : firm-level evidence for Eastern Europe and Central Asia
23 .Firm Productivity in Bangladesh Manufacturing Industries
24 .Openness and technological innovations in developing countries : evidence from firm-level surveys
25 .Learning-by-doing, learning-by-exporting, and productivity : evidence from Colombia
26 .International economic activities and the demand for skilled labor: evidence from Brazil and China
27 .Trade policy, trade volumes, and plant-level productivity in Colombian manufacturing industries

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