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About Dr Xavier Cirera

Xavier Cirera is a research fellow in the Globalisation Team at the Institute of Development Studies (IDS). He is also the course Convenor for the MA Globalisation and Development. Xavier Cirera is a trade economist with an interest in the impact of trade reform, trade preferences and regional integration. He has extensive experience working in Southern and Eastern Africa and also Brazil. He is currently a Research Fellow in the Globalisation Team at the Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex.
His recent research focuses on three main areas of trade and development: the impact of different regional and preferential trade agreements, such as GSP and EPAs; firm level analysis of the determinants of export diversification and the impact of trade reform and trade exposure on firm level productivity; and, the impact of emerging powers in Africa.
Other interests include the analysis of spatial price variations and the functioning of rural markets, the impact of trade on income distribution and the impact of income distribution on future food demand.


Present Research Associate, Centre for the Analysis of Regional Integration at Sussex (CARIS)
Present Research Fellow, Institute of Development Studies

Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

Trade Policy, Trade and Poverty, and Agriculture

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Contact Information

Institute of Development Studies
at the University of Brighton
Library Road
Telephone: 01273 915702


Working Paper (11)

Articles (4)

Policy Briefs (4)

Books and Book Chapters (7)