Leonardo Iacovone's Web Page

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Welcome to my web page! 

I am Lead Economist currently working for the Trade and Competitiveness Global Practice and previously worked for the Development Research Group. My research interests focus on how firms in developing countries respond to the challenges and opportunities of globalisation, technology adoption, entrepreneurship, innovation, exports promotion, energy efficiency as well as price transmission, pass-through and price dynamics. More recently I have been involved in a number of experiments to evaluate programs that aim at promoting entrepreneurs, innovation and productivity.

I've completed my PhD at 
University of Sussex, and previously I was at Bocconi University in Milan and Universidad Torcuato di Tella in Buenos Aires.

My PhD thesis focused on the "Analysis of the Firm-Level Impact of NAFTA in Mexico" and I was supervised by  Alan Winters from  Department of EconomicsSherman Robinson from the Department of Economics and IDS, and Gustavo Crespi previously at SPRU and currently at IADB.

In the past I have been awarded an ODI Fellowship and have been working as economic advisor for the Government of Mozambique where I was involved in research and advisory work on agribusiness promotion, finance, export and FDI promotion, trade negotiations.

I have also been working as consultant and advisor for various international organisations, namely WB, WTO, USAID, EC, UNIDO, UNDP, DfID in both Africa (South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia, Botswana) and Latin America (Mexico, Nicaragua and Peru).

For a complete list of my papers please see my Research Page or my updated REPEC/IDEAS where I am ranked among top 5% authors for research published in the last 10 years.