Xavier Cirera - Research Fellow
Xavier Cirera no longer works for IDS. As a trade economist with an interest in the impact of trade reform, trade preferences and regional integration, he has extensive experience working in Southern and Eastern Africa and Brazil.
His recent research focuses on three main areas of trade and development: the impact of different regional and preferential trade agreements, such as GSP and EPAs; firm level analysis of the determinants of export diversification and the impact of trade reform and trade exposure on firm level productivity; and, the impact of emerging powers in Africa.
Other interests include the analysis of spatial price variations and the functioning of rural markets, the impact of trade on income distribution and the impact of income distribution on future food demand.
The Level of Sophistication and Technological Content of African Exports. Does Africa Benefit from South-South Trade?
What is the Evidence of the Impact of Tariff Reductions on Employment and Fiscal Revenue in Developing Countries?
What is the Economic Engagement Footprint of Rising Powers in Africa?IDS Policy Briefing 41 (2013)
This Policy Briefing shows that economic engagement with countries in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) is not that different to that of OECD countries. More details
What is Business and Development? An Annotated BibliographyIDS Evidence Report 4 (2013)
This annotated bibliography provides an exhaustive collection of resources on the topic of Business and Development. More details
The Determinants of Outward Processing: Evidence from Offshoring Intermediates by the European Union
This paper analyses the determinants of outward processing (OP) trade; specifically, imports of intermediates subsequent to processing abroad. More details
Firm Behaviour and the Introduction of New Exports: Evidence from BrazilIDS Working Paper 390 (2012)
This paper contributes to understanding the process of export diversification by analysing firm level determinants in Brazil during the period 2000–2009. More details
Achieving Export Diversification: Lessons from BrazilIDS In Focus Policy Briefing 21 (2012)
Achieving export diversification has been a central objective of development policy for the last 50 years, yet many developing countries struggle to achieve it. More details