Marcio Cruz

Senior Economist at The World Bank

Marcio Cruz is a Senior Economist in the Finance, Competitiveness, and Innovation Global Practice of the World Bank. Previously, he worked in the Development Economics unit contributing to the World Bank’s flagship publications Global Economic Prospects and Global Monitoring Report. Prior to joining the World Bank, Marcio has worked as an assistant professor in the Department of Economics at the Federal University of Paraná and as an Economist at the Secretary of Planning of the state of Paraná, in Brazil. His main research interests are international trade, firm dynamics, development economics, and impact evaluation. His research has been published in scholarly journals such as the Journal of International Economics, the World Development, and the Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society. He received the World Bank's Research Academy Award in 2015. He holds a Ph.D. in International Economics from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva.