Ana CusolitoWorld Bank Group
Ana Paula Cusolito is a Senior Economist currently working at the World Bank Group (WBG) in the Finance, Competitiveness, and Innovation Global Practice. Her research interests focus on firm-level productivity, the digital economy, innovation, entrepreneurship and trade. More recently, she has been involved in several experiments to evaluate programs aimed at increasing productivity, improving access to finance, and facilitating access to markets for SMEs. During her career, Ana Paula has conducted analytical work on firm-level productivity, innovation, entrepreneurship and international trade. In recent years, Ana had a development assignment with the Chief Economist Office of the Equity, Finance, and Institutions Vice-Presidency to work on the productivity agenda. She is the co-editor of the WBG book Productivity Revisited: Shifting Paradigms in Analysis and Policy. She has also participated as core team member of WBG World Development Report 2019, Changing Nature of Work. Ana Paula has experience working mainly in the Latin America, Europa and Central Asia and Middle East regions. Ana Paula’s work has been published at the Review of Economics and Statistics, Journal of Development Economics, Journal of Banking and Financial Economics, IZA Journal of Labor and Development, and Journal of Development Effectiveness. Before working at the WBG, Ana Paula worked at the Inter-American Development Bank, as Country Economist. She has a Ph.D. in Economics from Universitat Pompeu Fabra.