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Vanessa Alviarez
VANESSA ALVIAREZ

Vanessa Alviarez is a Research Economist at the Inter-American Development Bank and an Assistant Professor in the Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia. She received her B.A. in Economics from the Central University of Venezuela (Summa Cum Laude), and her M.A. and Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Michigan. During her studies, she was a Dissertation Intern at the Division of International Finance, Federal Reserve Board of Governors. She has also worked as a consultant at the Office of Evaluation and Oversight of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), and the Research Department at CAF - Development Bank of Latin America. Her research focuses on international economics, looking at how the location and sourcing decisions of multinationals affect employment, trade patterns, and firm's performance.

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Boosting Trade in a Postpandemic World

Global value chains (GVCs) are essential to modern trade. Given the separation of production into several stages, carried out in different countries, GVCs allow nations to increase productivity through specialization. Yet Latin America and the Caribbean’s participation in GVCs remains low (18%) compared to Asia (28%) and Europe (34%). The paradox of the COVID-19 crisis, […]

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