Leo Iacovone

World Bank

Economist

1818 H Street NW

MSN3-311

Washington, DC 20433

United States

http://www.worldbank.org

University of Sussex

Sussex House

Falmer

Brighton, Sussex BNI 9RH

United Kingdom

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

28

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Scholarly Papers (28)

1.

Banking Crises and Exports: Lessons from the Past

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 5016
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Leo Iacovone and Veronika Zavacka
World Bank and Independent
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Debt Markets, Economic Theory & Research, Access to Finance, Banks & Banking Reform, Emerging Markets

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Gender and Finance in Sub-Saharan Africa: Are Women Disadvantaged?

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 5571
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Reyes Aterido, Thorsten Beck and Leo Iacovone
World Bank, City University London - Sir John Cass Business School and World Bank
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Access to Finance, Banks & Banking Reform, Emerging Markets, Housing & Human Habitats, Gender and Law

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Multi-Product Exporters: Diversification and Micro-Level Dynamics

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 4723
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Leo Iacovone and Beata Smarzynska Javorcik
World Bank and University of Oxford - Department of Economics
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Markets and Market Access, Microfinance, Free Trade, Tax Law, Economic Theory & Research

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Economic Performance Under NAFTA: A Firm-Level Analysis of the Trade-Productivity Linkages

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 5661
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Rafael E. De Hoyos and Leo Iacovone
United Nations - United Nations University (UNU) and World Bank
Downloads 90 (282,124)
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Economic Theory & Research, Free Trade, Labor Policies, Knowledge for Development, Microfinance

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The Dr-Cafta and the Extensive Margin: A Firm-Level Analysis

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 5340
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
affiliation not provided to SSRN, World Bank - Chief Economist Office for Europe and Central Asia and World Bank
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Free Trade, Markets and Market Access, Debt Markets, Export Competitiveness, Trade Policy

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Success and Failure of African Exporters

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 5657
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
University of Lausanne - School of Economics and Business Administration (HEC-Lausanne), World Bank, World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and affiliation not provided to SSRN
Downloads 61 (351,800)
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Markets and Market Access, Microfinance, Economic Theory & Research, Debt Markets, E-Business

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Competition Makes it Better: Evidence on When Firms Use it More Effectively

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 7638
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 20 Apr 2016 Last Revised: 27 Apr 2018
World Bank, World Bank and World Bank
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International Trade and Trade Rules, Construction Industry, General Manufacturing, Pulp & Paper Industry, Textiles, Apparel & Leather Industry, Common Carriers Industry, Business Cycles and Stabilization Policies, Plastics & Rubber Industry, Food & Beverage Industry, Urban Governance and Management, Urban Housing and Land Settlements, Municipal Management and Reform, Urban Housing, Information Technology

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Trade and Innovation in Services: Evidence from a Developing Economy

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 6520
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Leo Iacovone, Aaditya Mattoo and Andrés Zahler
World Bank, World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and Universidad Diego Portales
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E-Business, ICT Policy and Strategies, Public Sector Corruption & Anticorruption Measures, Housing & Human Habitats, Commodities

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Determinants of Market Integration and Price Transmission in Indonesia

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 6098
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
World Bank, World Bank - PREM Trade and World Bank
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Markets and Market Access, Transport Economics Policy & Planning, Access to Markets, Climate Change Economics, Emerging Markets

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The Better You are the Stronger It Makes You: Evidence on the Asymmetric Impact of Liberalization

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 4930
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Leo Iacovone
World Bank
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Economic Theory & Research, Labor Policies, E-Business, Political Economy, Education for Development (superceded)

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Organizing Knowledge to Compete: Impacts of Capacity Building Programs on Firm Organization

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 7640
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Marcio Cruz, Maurizio Bussolo and Leo Iacovone
World Bank, World Bank - Chief Economist Office for Europe and Central Asia and World Bank
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International Trade and Trade Rules, Private Sector Development Law, Private Sector Economics, Marketing

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Opportunity Versus Necessity: Understanding the Heterogeneity of Female Micro-Entrepreneurs

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 7636
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Gabriela Calderon, Leo Iacovone and Laura Juarez
Bank of Mexico, World Bank and Bank of Mexico
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Gender and Economic Policy, Gender and Poverty, Gender and Economics, Economics and Gender

13.

Regional Productivity Convergence in Peru

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 7499
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
World Bank, World Bank and The World Bank
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Employment and Shared Growth, Achieving Shared Growth, Economic Growth, Pro-Poor Growth, Private Sector Economics, Inequality, Economic Theory & Research, Private Sector Development Law, Equity and Development, Industrial Economics, Marketing

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Stunted Growth: Why Don't African Firms Create More Jobs?

Center for Global Development Working Paper No. 353
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 07 Feb 2014
World Bank, Center for Global Development and University of Maryland, College Park
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Africa, underemployment, finance, economic growth

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Russian Volatility: Obstacle to Firm Survival and Diversification

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 6605
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Alvaro S. Gonzalez, Leo Iacovone and Hari Subhash
World Bank Group, World Bank and World Bank
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Economic Conditions and Volatility, Economic Theory & Research, Microfinance, Achieving Shared Growth, Markets and Market Access

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Supplier Responses to Wal-Mart's Invasion of Mexico

NBER Working Paper No. w17204
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 11 Jul 2011
World Bank, University of Oxford - Department of Economics, University of Colorado and Pennsylvania State University - Department of Economics
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ICT Use, Competitive Pressures and Firm Performance in Mexico

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 7629
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Leo Iacovone, Mariana Pereira and Marc Schiffbauer
World Bank, Universidad Iberoamericana - Economics and World Bank
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Private Sector Economics, Information Technology, Marketing, International Trade and Trade Rules, Private Sector Development Law

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Stunted Growth: Why Don't African Firms Create More Jobs?

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 6727
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
World Bank, Center for Global Development and University of Maryland, College Park
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Labor Policies, E-Business, Environmental Economics & Policies, Small Scale Enterprise, Microfinance

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Family Firms and Contractual Institutions

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 8803
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 04 Apr 2019
World Bank, World Bank - Poverty and Economic Management Unit and Dartmouth College
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ICT Adoption and Wage Inequality: Evidence from Mexican Firms

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 8298
Number of pages: 70 Posted: 10 Jan 2018 Last Revised: 24 Jan 2018
World Bank and World Bank
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Technology Industry, Technology Innovation, Private Sector Economics, Private Sector Development Law, Marketing

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Micro-Level Analysis of Mexican Retail Markets and Their Response to Changes in Market Structure and Competition Policies

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 8294
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 09 Jan 2018 Last Revised: 23 Jan 2018
World Bank, World Bank Group and World Bank
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Technology Industry, Technology Innovation, International Trade and Trade Rules, Competitiveness and Competition Policy

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Improving Management with Individual and Group-Based Consulting: Results from a Randomized Experiment in Colombia

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 8854
Number of pages: 74 Posted: 16 May 2019
World Bank, World Bank - Poverty and Economic Management Unit and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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Multi-Product Firms at Home and Away: Cost- Versus Quality-Based Competence

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP8186
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 18 Jan 2011
Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (LMU) - Faculty of Economics, World Bank, University of Oxford - Department of Economics and University of Oxford - Department of Economics
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Flexible manufacturing, multi-product firms, quality competition

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Getting Ready: Preparation for Exporting

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP8926
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 04 Apr 2012
Leo Iacovone and Beata Smarzynska Javorcik
World Bank and University of Oxford - Department of Economics
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exporting, Mexico, NAFTA, plant-product level data, quality

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Shortening Supply Chains: Experimental Evidence from Fruit and Vegetable Vendors in Bogota

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 8977
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 14 Aug 2019
Leo Iacovone and David J. McKenzie
World Bank and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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Multi-Product Exporters: Product Churning, Uncertainty and Export Discoveries

The Economic Journal, Vol. 120, No. 544, pp. 481-499, May 2010
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 10 May 2010
Leo Iacovone and Beata Smarzynska Javorcik
World Bank and University of Oxford - Department of Economics
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Testing the Core-Competency Model of Multi-Product Exporters

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP11049
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 20 Jan 2016
Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (LMU) - Faculty of Economics, World Bank, University of Oxford - Department of Economics and University of Oxford - Department of Economics
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core competence model, export market penetration costs, flexible manufacturing, multi-product firms

Testing the Core‐Competency Model of Multi‐Product Exporters

Review of International Economics, Vol. 24, Issue 4, pp. 699-716, 2016
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 04 Aug 2016
Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (LMU) - Faculty of Economics, World Bank, University of Oxford - Department of Economics and University of Oxford - Department of Economics
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Trade and Innovation in Services: Evidence from a Developing Economy

The World Economy, Vol. 37, Issue 7, pp. 953-979, 2014
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 26 Jul 2014
Andrés Zahler, Leo Iacovone and Aaditya Mattoo
Universidad Diego Portales, World Bank and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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