Gonzalo Varela is a trade economist in the World Bank Group Trade and Competitiveness Global Practice. He has more than seven years experience working with the public and private sectors in Latin America and the Caribbean, North Africa, and East Asia on issues of trade and productivity, exchange rate uncertainty, firm dynamics, and regional integration. Prior to joining the World Bank Group, Gonzalo lectured at the University of Sussex, University of Pisa and Scuola Sant'Anna, and worked for the Ministry of Industry in Uruguay. He holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Sussex, and a Master's in International Economics from the same institution.
- Competitividad comercial en Uruguay
- Trade competitiveness in Uruguay
- A BIT far? Geography, Investment Agreements, and FDI
- Does political risk deter FDI from emerging markets?
- New Voices in Investment: How Emerging Market Multinationals Decide Where, Why, and Why Not to Invest
- Building for Development: Could Infrastructure Draw Unexpected Investors to Africa?
- Should Indonesia Worry About Imported Intermediates?
- Travel Channel Meets Discovery Channel: How Tourism Can Promote Export Performance and Diversification
- Don’t Put All Your Exports in One Basket (That Means You, Resource-Rich Country!)
- Study: Liberalizing Foreign Investment in Services Boosts Manufacturing in Indonesia