Mariana Pereira-López

Economist, World Bank

Mariana Pereira-López works for the World Bank Group as an Economist for the Firms, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation Unit (ETIFE) at the Finance, Competitiveness & Innovation Global Practice. Her research has focused on firm-level productivity, management practices, technologies, innovation, impact evaluations, energy efficiency, and development economics. Her papers have been published in top peer-reviewed journals such as the Journal of Development Economics, the World Bank Economic Review, and the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management.

During the last six years, she has participated in the design of the National Survey on Productivity and Competitiveness of MSMEs in Mexico, and she has co-authored background papers for the WDR 2016, flagship reports, and regional studies focused on innovation and technology adoption. She has recently collaborated in a World Bank Flagship Report on Mexico’s Productivity and led a project funded by the IDB analyzing “Monopsony power and labor income inequality in Mexico.”

Previous to her current assignments, she has worked as an Associate Professor and Coordinator of the Master in Public Policy at Universidad Iberoamericana Ciudad de México. Before her Ph.D., she worked for the Ministry of Economy in Mexico as Chief of Staff and adviser for the Trade Negotiations area. She holds a Ph.D. and an MA in Economics from El Colegio de México. 

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