MARTHA DENISSE PIEROLA is an Economist in the Trade and International Integration Unit of the Development Research Group of the World Bank. She has published several papers on export growth and exporter dynamics and co-created the Exporter Dynamics Database project –the first-ever global database on exporter growth and dynamics, built based on firm-level export data. Her current research evaluates the origin of large exporters and their importance driving export growth in developing countries. Previously, she worked on issues related to regionalism, trade costs, and trade and productivity. Before joining the World Bank in 2005, she worked as an economist for the Peruvian Government (INDECOPI) and also consulted for the private sector and other international organizations. She has a PhD in 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.
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