How does the financial vulnerability of many developing economies affect the ability of their firms to participate effectively in export markets? This column summarises research on 34 developing countries between 1997 and 2011. Financial crises in both the exporting and importing countries have a big negative effect on export dynamics.
Youssouf KiendrebeogoThe World Bank
Youssouf Kiendrebeogo is an economist in the Chief Economist Office of the World Bank’s Middle East and North Africa region. He joined the Bank in 2014, after earning a PhD and an MS in Economics from the University of Auvergne (CERDI). His research focuses on open-economy macroeconomics, trade policy, financial development, growth and inequality.