Martha Denisse Pierola is a Senior Economist at the Inter-American Development Bank. She has published several papers on export growth and exporter dynamics and co-created the World Bank's Exporter Dynamics Database—the first-ever global database on exporter growth and dynamics, based on firm-level export data. 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.