Ronald U. Mendoza


Ronald U. MendozaRonald U. Mendoza is an Associate Professor of Economics at the Asian Institute of Management in Manila (i.e. appointment commencing in January 2011). Prior to his appointment at AIM, Ron was a senior economist with the United Nations in New York, serving with UNICEF’s Policy and Practice Group and UND P’s Office of Development Studies. His policy research background also includes work with the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), and several non-governmental organisations in Manila, the Philippines.

Papers Published in World Economics:

Trade and Growth in the Post-Crisis World

Countries that have most successfully used trade as part of a high growth strategy tend to exhibit a distinct trading pattern that maximises learning. The evidence points to three main strategies: first, trading itself matters, as firms learn from a larger market; second, with whom you trade matters, as richer and more technologically advanced trading partners offer more scope for learning; and, third, what products you trade matters, as more sophisticated tradables are linked to more intensive learning and greater discovery of new economic opportunities. The recent global crisis may create forces that could accentuate the need for learning, as well as opportunities for it. Trade-induced learning of a more South–South flavour is likely to prove critical for future success.

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