Lead Economist, Trade and International Integration Unit, Development Research Group, World Bank
Ana Margarida Fernandes is a Lead Economist in the Trade and International Integration Unit of the Development Research Group at the World Bank. She joined the World Bank as a Young Economist in 2002 and her research interests include the consequences of openness to trade and FDI for firm-level outcomes such as productivity, innovation, and quality upgrading and more broadly the determinants of firm performance. Recently her work has been focusing on the impact evaluation of trade-related policy interventions such as export promotion and customs reforms. Since 2011 she has been managing the Exporter Dynamics Database project and working on the link between exporter growth and dynamics, development and policies. Ana holds a B.A. from Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal and an M.A. and a Ph.D. in Economics from Yale University.
Recent work by Ana Fernandes
Corruption in Customs: Evidence from Madagascar
The nonrandom assignment of import declarations to inspectors is associated with corruption and lost tax revenues, but interventions to combat this...