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  • Iacovone, Leonardo; Pereira-Lopez, Mariana; Schi bauer, Marc (2015-10-14)
    This study uses a firm-level data panel for Mexico, with information never used for research before, in order to assess how IT use influences firm performance. Further, we explore if, in the context of raising competition ...
  • Iacovone, Leonardo; Pereira-Lopez, Mariana; Schiffbauer, Marc (2018-01-25)
    We study how technology upgrading, specifically through the adoption of information and communication technologies (IT henceforth), influences firm performance in the context of a developing country. We rely on a novel ...
  • Bussolo, Maurizio; Iacovone, Leonardo; Molina, Ana Cristina (2010-06-01)
    This paper examines the export behavior of Dominican Republic exporters following the implementation of the Dominican Republic-Central America Free Trade Agreement in 2007. Using a ...
  • De Hoyos, Rafael E.; Iacovone, Leonardo (2011-05-01)
    Did the North American Free Trade Agreement make Mexican firms more productive? If so, through which channels? This paper addresses these questions by deploying an innovative ...
  • Iacovone, Leonardo; Maloney, William F.; Tsivanidis, Nick (2017-02-24)
    Do poor legal institutions lower aggregate productivity by preventing entrepeneurs from hiring professional managers? To answer this question, we develop an equilibrium model of the choice of heterogeneous firms to hire ...
  • Pereira-Lopez, Mariana; Iacovone, Leonardo (World Bank, Washington, DC, 2018-01)
    This paper uses a panel of firms from the Mexican Economic Censuses and analyzes at the microeconomic level how labor markets adapt to the adoption of information and communication ...
  • Iacovone, Leonardo; Pereira-Lopez, Mariana; Schiffbauer, Marc (World Bank, Washington, DC, 2016-04)
    This paper presents a set of stylized facts on the relation between information and communications technology (ICT) use, firm performance, and competition. Taking advantage of a novel ...
  • Iacovone, Leonardo; Pereira-Lopez, Mariana; Schiffbauer, Marc (Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the World Bank, 2016-04-21)
    In this paper the authors present a set of stylized facts regarding the relation between information and communication technologies (ICT) use, firm performance, and competition. Taking ...
  • Iacovone, Leonardo; Maloney, William; McKenzie, David (World Bank, Washington, DC, 2019-06)
    The latest note tests two different approaches to improving management, and finds a novel group-based approach to be more cost-effective than the standard approach of providing ...
  • Iacovone, Leonardo; Maloney, William; McKenzie, David (World Bank, Washington, DC, 2019-05)
    Differences in management quality are an important contributor to productivity differences across countries. A key question is how to best improve poor management in developing ...
  • Gonzalez, Alvaro; Iacovone, Leonardo; Sanchez-Bayardo, Luis Fernando (World Bank, Washington, DC, 2018-01)
    This paper develops the following price indicators to measure the relative efficiency (functioning) of markets: (a) price dispersion, (b) price volatility, and (c) price transmission ...
  • Javorcik, Beata S.; Iacovone, Leonardo (World Bank, Washington, DC, 2008-09)
    Recent developments in trade theory, especially research on multi-product firms, have not been matched by similar progress on the empirical front. This paper aims to fill this gap by ...
  • Calderon, Gabriela; Iacovone, Leonardo; Juarez, Laura (World Bank, Washington, DC, 2016-04)
    Entrepreneurs that voluntarily choose to start a business because they are able to identify a good business opportunity and act on it -- opportunity entrepreneurs -- might be different ...
  • Calderon, Gabriela; Iacovone, Leonardo; Juarez, Laura (Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the World Bank, 2016-04-01)
    Entrepreneurs that voluntarily choose to start a business because they are able to identify a good business opportunity and act on it opportunity entrepreneurs might be different along ...
  • Bussolo, Maurizio; Iacovone, Leonardo; Cruz, Marcio (World Bank, Washington, DC, 2016-04)
    A growing literature aiming at explaining differences across firms in productivity and access to global export markets has focused on the internal organization of firms. This paper ...
  • Cruz, Marcio; Bussolo, Maurizio; Iacovone, Leonardo (2015-10-15)
    The relationship between the organization of firms and their performance has been at the center of recent literature focusing on heterogeneous productivity, access to foreign markets and wage inequality. At the same time, ...
  • Iacovone, Leonardo; Sanchez-Bayardo, Luis F.; Sharma, Siddharth (2018-01-25)
    This paper examines whether labor productivity has converged across Peru’s regions (“departments”) during 2002-2012. Given the large differences in labor productivity across the regions of Peru, such convergence has the ...
  • Iacovone, Leonardo; McKenzie, David (World Bank, Washington, DC, 2019-08)
    Small trading activities are a prevalent form of self-employment in developing countries, but their integration into supply value chains is not efficient, especially when it comes to ...
  • Cali, Massimiliano; Cantore, Nicola; Iacovone, Leonardo; Pereira-Lopez, Mariana; Presidente, Giorgio (World Bank, Washington, DC, 2019-10)
    This paper provides novel evidence on the impact of changes in energy prices on manufacturing performance in two large developing economies -- Indonesia and Mexico. It finds that ...
  • Clavijo, Mateo; Vostroknutova, Ekaterina; Wacker, Konstantin M.; Thompson Araujo, Jorge (World Bank, Washington, DC, 2015-07)
    Even nearly ten years of solid growth cannot guarantee long-term income convergence. The countries of the Latin America and Caribbean region (LAC), like other emerging economies, have ...

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