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Juan S. Blyde (Coordinator) is currently a Lead Economist at the Integration and Trade Sector of the Inter-American Development Bank. Juan’s areas of research have focused on trade and firm productivity, trade and transport costs, and international value chains. Juan received his PhD in economics from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1998, and a BS in economics from Universidad Católica Andrés Bello (Venezuela) in 1992. He joined the IDB in 2000. Juan’s research has been published in various academic journals such as the Journal of International Economics, Review of International Economics, International Economic Journal, and Review of World Economics, among others.

JUAN S. BLYDE

Christian Volpe Martincus is currently Lead Economist at the Integration and Trade Sector of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). Christian has expertise in international trade, regional integration, and economic geography. At the IDB he has been working on the impact of integration on specialization patterns, the role of export promotion in shaping countries’ export diversification profiles, the effect of certifications on firms’ export performance, the interplay between innovation and exports, the effect of transport costs on trade flows, and other international trade issues.

Christian holds a PhD in economics from the University of Bonn and a Master in economics from the National University of La Plata (Argentina). He has presented in numerous international academic and policy workshops and conferences and has published on international trade and economic geography in several international professional journals.

CHRISTIAN VOLPE MARTINCUS

Danielken Molina is a Trade Specialist at the Integration and Trade Sector of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). He holds a PhD in economics from the University of California, San Diego, and a BA and MS in economics from Universidad del Rosario in Bogotá, Colombia.

His research has focused on the factors affecting a firm’s decision to export and a firm’s export outcomes. Recent working papers include a firm level analysis focusing on the workforce preparation prior to export, and firm level estimates used to assess how a country’s improvement in infrastructure or logistics affects its export outcomes.

DANIELKEN MOLINA RODRIGUEZ

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