Mariana Pereira-Lopez

Consultant, Trade Competitiveness Global Practice at The World Bank

Mariana Pereira-Lopez works for the World Bank Group as a Consultant for the Trade & Competitiveness Global Practice at the Mexico Country Office. Her main research interests are productivity, impact evaluations, industrial location, development economics and economic growth. Her published research includes analyses on ICT use, competitive pressures and firm performance in Mexico, the role of food manufacturing in local poverty change, the effect of China on Latin America's trade, the External Returns to Higher Education in Mexico and Regional Growth of the Manufacturing Industry in Mexico. Previous to her current assignments she has worked as visiting Professor and postdoctoral fellow at Universidad Iberoamericana Ciudad de Mexico. Before her PhD, she worked for the Ministry of Economy as Chief of Staff an adviser for the Trade Negotiations area. She holds a PhD and an MA in Economics from El Colegio de México.