I am an international trade economist interested mainly in empirical work on policy-relevant questions. My research programme focuses on identifying the policies through which developing countries can use international integration to facilitate their economic growth. My research examines the determinants and consequences of inflows of foreign direct investment, the implications of services liberalization for productivity growth, and ways of combating the evasion of import tariffs. I have also investigated links between exporting and firm performance and strategies multi-product firms use to compete in international markets. In my research, I have used data from many Eastern European countries, Mexico, China, India and Indonesia