A study published in 2013 by the IDB showed that high internal transport costs are a conditioning factor for exports in Latin America. They also encourage the concentration of economic activity and limit regional integration. These high internal transport costs are caused by limited investments in transportation infrastructure, the region’s challenging geography, and the type … [Read more...] about Infrastructure, Trade, and Integration: the Case of the Pacific Alliance
Cecilia Heuser is a Research Analyst at the World Bank. She focuses mostly on research, and she has participated in projects related to trade in services, transport costs in Latin America, bilateral trade flows with Asia, trade-related carbon emissions and others. Prior to this she was a consultant and Research Fellow for the Integration and Trade Sector of IADB, as well as a Teaching and Research Assistant at the Universidad de San Andrés in Argentina. She holds a Licenciatura in Economics from the Universidad de San Andrés, an MPhil in Economics from the University of Cambridge and she is currently working towards a PhD in International Economics from the Graduate Institute, Geneva.