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Martha Denisse Pierola


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 –the first-ever global database on exporter growth and dynamics, based on firm-level export data. Her current research studies the role of large exporters in driving trade patterns and export growth; and examines how exporter behavior varies with the stage of development. She is currently leading a World Bank study on trade, competitiveness and regional integration in Zimbabwe.

She has worked on issues related to regionalism, trade costs and trade and productivity. Before joining the World Bank, 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.

The author's works below are drawn from the World Bank's institutional archives. You can also download other documents by this author.

World Bank working papers and publications

1 .The role of imports for exporter performance in Peru
2 .Exporter behavior, country size and stage of development : evidence from the exporter dynamics database
3 .Export superstars
4 .Exporter dynamics database
5 .Success and failure of African exporters
6 .Export entrepreneurs : evidence from Peru
7 .Export surges : the power of a competitive currency
8 .Patterns of export diversification in developing countries : intensive and extensive margins

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