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Thomas Farole

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First Name:Thomas
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Last Name:Farole
RePEc Short-ID:pfa251
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Terminal Degree:2009 Department of Geography and Environment; London School of Economics (LSE) (from RePEc Genealogy)


International Bank for Reconstruction & Development (IBRD)
World Bank Group

Washington, District of Columbia (United States)
RePEc:edi:ibrdwus (more details at EDIRC)

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Working papers

  1. Taheripour,Farzad & Chepeliev,Maksym & Damania,Richard & Farole,Thomas & Lozano Gracia,Nancy & Russ,Jason Daniel, 2021. "Putting the Green Back in Greenbacks : Opportunities for a Truly Green Stimulus," Policy Research Working Paper Series 9742, The World Bank.
  2. Thomas Farole & Soraya Goga & Marcel Ionescu-Heroiu, 2018. "Rethinking Lagging Regions," World Bank Publications - Reports 29823, The World Bank Group.
  3. Farole, Thomas & Hollweg, Claire & Winkler, Deborah, 2018. "Trade in Global Value Chain: An Assessment of Labor Market Implication," Jobs Group Papers, Notes, and Guides 30318036, The World Bank.
  4. Farole, Thomas & Ferro, Esteban & Michel Gutierrez, Veronica, 2017. "Job creation in the private sector : an exploratory assessment of patterns and determinants at the macro, sector, and firm levels," Jobs Group Papers, Notes, and Guides 27936469, The World Bank.
  5. Marius Cristea & Codru?a Mare & Ciprian Moldovan & Andreea-Mirela China & Thomas Farole & Adina Vin?an & Jane Park & Keith Patrick Garrett & Marcel Ionescu-Heroiu, 2017. "Magnet Cities," World Bank Publications - Reports 27874, The World Bank Group.
  6. Farole,Thomas & Hallak,Issam & Harasztosi,Peter & Tan,Shawn Weiming & Farole,Thomas & Hallak,Issam & Harasztosi,Peter & Tan,Shawn Weiming, 2017. "Business environment and firm performance in European lagging regions," Policy Research Working Paper Series 8281, The World Bank.
  7. Thomas Farole & Esteban Ferro & Veronica Michel Gutierrez, 2017. "Job Creation in the Private Sector," World Bank Publications - Reports 28370, The World Bank Group.
  8. Thomas Farole & Yoonyoung Cho & Laurent Bossavie & Reyes Aterido, 2017. "Bangladesh Jobs Diagnostic," World Bank Publications - Reports 28498, The World Bank Group.
  9. Pathikonda,Vilas G. & Farole,Thomas, 2016. "The capabilities driving participation in global value chains," Policy Research Working Paper Series 7804, The World Bank.
  10. Pieterse,Duncan & Farole,Thomas & Odendaal,Martin & Steenkamp,Andre, 2016. "Supporting export competitiveness through port and rail network reforms : a case study of South Africa," Policy Research Working Paper Series 7532, The World Bank.
  11. Thomas Farole, 2016. "Factory Southern Africa?," World Bank Publications - Reports 23787, The World Bank Group.
  12. Jakob Engel & Deborah Winkler & Thomas Farole, 2016. "SACU in Global Value Chains," World Bank Publications - Reports 23789, The World Bank Group.
  13. Deborah Winkler & Thomas Farole, 2015. "Global Value Chain Integration and Productivity," World Bank Publications - Reports 23818, The World Bank Group.
  14. Vilas Pathikonda & Thomas Farole, 2015. "A Capability-Based Assessment of GVC Competitiveness for the SACU Region," World Bank Publications - Reports 23819, The World Bank Group.
  15. Cali, Massimiliano & Farole, Thomas & Kunaka, Charles & Wagle, Swarnim, 2014. "Integrating border regions : connectivity and competitiveness in South Asia," Policy Research Working Paper Series 6987, The World Bank.
  16. Thomas Farole & Lotta Moberg, 2014. "It Worked in China, so Why not in Africa?: The Political Economy Challenge of Special Economic Zones," WIDER Working Paper Series wp-2014-152, World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER).
  17. Thomas Farole & Megha Mukim, 2013. "Manufacturing Export Competitiveness in Kenya : A Policy Note on Revitalizing and Diversifying Kenya's Manufacturing Sector," World Bank Publications - Reports 16993, The World Bank Group.
  18. Farole, Thomas & Rodriguez-Pose, Andres & Tselios, Vassilis & Winkler, Deborah, 2013. "Geography and the Determinants of Firm Exports in Indonesia," CEPR Discussion Papers 9342, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
  19. Deborah Winkler & Thomas Farole, 2012. "Export Competitiveness in Indonesia's Manufacturing Sector," World Bank Publications - Reports 26719, The World Bank Group.
  20. Dobronogov, Anton & Farole, Thomas, 2012. "An economic integration zone for the East African Community : exploiting regional potential and addressing commitment challenges," Policy Research Working Paper Series 5967, The World Bank.
  21. Farole, Thomas & Winkler, Deborah, 2012. "Foreign firm characteristics, absorptive capacity and the institutional framework : the role of mediating factors for FDI spillovers in low- and middle-income countries," Policy Research Working Paper Series 6265, The World Bank.
  22. Thomas Farole, 2012. "Competitiveness and Connectivity : Integrating Lagging Regions in Global Markets," World Bank Publications - Reports 17080, The World Bank Group.
  23. Farole, Thomas & Winkler, Deborah, 2011. "Firm location and the determinants of exporting in developing countries," Policy Research Working Paper Series 5780, The World Bank.
  24. Deborah Brautigam & Thomas Farole & Tang Xiaoyang, 2010. "China’s Investment in African Special Economic Zones : Prospects, Challenges, and Opportunities," World Bank Publications - Reports 10202, The World Bank Group.
  25. Farole, Thomas, 2010. "Second best ? investment climate and performance in Africa's special economic zones," Policy Research Working Paper Series 5447, The World Bank.
  26. Thomas Farole & Andrés Rodríguez-Pose & Michael Storper, 2010. "Cohesion policy in the European Union: Growth, geography, institutions," Working Papers 2010-14, Instituto Madrileño de Estudios Avanzados (IMDEA) Ciencias Sociales.
  27. José Guilherme Reis & Thomas Farole, 2010. "Trade and the Competitiveness Agenda," World Bank Publications - Reports 10176, The World Bank Group.
  28. Farole, Thomas & Reis, Jose Guilherme & Wagle, Swarnim, 2010. "Analyzing trade competitiveness : a diagnostics approach," Policy Research Working Paper Series 5329, The World Bank.
  29. Chauffour, Jean-Pierre & Farole, Thomas, 2009. "Trade finance in crisis : market adjustment or market failure ?," Policy Research Working Paper Series 5003, The World Bank.
  30. Thomas Farole & Andrés Rodríguez-Pose & Michael Storper, 2007. "Social capital, rules, and institutions: A cross-country investigation," Working Papers 2007-12, Instituto Madrileño de Estudios Avanzados (IMDEA) Ciencias Sociales.


  1. Martha Denisse Pierola & Ana Margarida Fernandes & Thomas Farole, 2018. "The role of imports for exporter performance in Peru," The World Economy, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 41(2), pages 550-572, February.
  2. Vilas Pathikonda & Thomas Farole, 2017. "The Capabilities Driving Participation in Global Value Chains," Journal of International Commerce, Economics and Policy (JICEP), World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd., vol. 8(01), pages 1-26, February.
  3. Thomas Farole, 2016. "Do global value chains create jobs?," IZA World of Labor, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA), pages 291-291, September.
  4. Marianne Matthee & Thomas Farole & Tasha Naughtin & Neil Rankin, 2016. "South African Exporters and the Global Crisis: Intensive Margin Shock, Extensive Margin Hangover," South African Journal of Economics, Economic Society of South Africa, vol. 84(2), pages 183-198, June.
  5. Thomas Farole & Deborah Winkler, 2015. "The Role of Foreign Firm Characteristics, Absorptive Capacity and the Institutional Framework for FDI Spillovers," Journal of Banking and Financial Economics, University of Warsaw, Faculty of Management, vol. 1(3), pages 77-112, May.
  6. Thomas Farole & Deborah Winkler, 2014. "Firm location and the determinants of exporting in low- and middle-income countries," Journal of Economic Geography, Oxford University Press, vol. 14(2), pages 395-420.
  7. Rodríguez-Pose, Andrés & Tselios, Vassilis & Winkler, Deborah & Farole, Thomas, 2013. "Geography and the Determinants of Firm Exports in Indonesia," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 44(C), pages 225-240.
  8. Thomas Farole & Andrés Rodríguez‐Pose & Michael Storper, 2011. "Cohesion Policy in the European Union: Growth, Geography, Institutions," Journal of Common Market Studies, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 49(5), pages 1089-1111, September.
  9. Thomas Farole & Andrès Rodriguez-Pose & Michael Storper, 2011. "Communities, Rules and Institutions: A Cross-country Investigation," SCIENZE REGIONALI, FrancoAngeli Editore, vol. 2011(2), pages 31-69.


  1. Thomas Farole & Deborah Winkler, 2014. "Making Foreign Direct Investment Work for Sub-Saharan Africa : Local Spillovers and Competitiveness in Global Value Chains," World Bank Publications - Books, The World Bank Group, number 16390.
  2. Thomas Farole, 2013. "The Internal Geography of Trade : Lagging Regions and Global Markets," World Bank Publications - Books, The World Bank Group, number 13817.
  3. Jose Guilherme Reis & Thomas Farole, 2012. "Trade Competitiveness Diagnostic Toolkit," World Bank Publications - Books, The World Bank Group, number 2248.
  4. Thomas Farole, 2011. "Special Economic Zones in Africa : Comparing Performance and Learning from Global Experience," World Bank Publications - Books, The World Bank Group, number 2268.
  5. Thomas Farole & Gokhan Akinci, 2011. "Special Economic Zones : Progress, Emerging Challenges, and Future Directions," World Bank Publications - Books, The World Bank Group, number 2341.

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NEP is an announcement service for new working papers, with a weekly report in each of many fields. This author has had 12 papers announced in NEP. These are the fields, ordered by number of announcements, along with their dates. If the author is listed in the directory of specialists for this field, a link is also provided.
  1. NEP-CSE: Economics of Strategic Management (6) 2010-06-11 2011-09-16 2012-11-24 2013-04-13 2014-08-25 2016-03-10. Author is listed
  2. NEP-INT: International Trade (5) 2010-06-11 2011-09-16 2012-11-24 2013-04-13 2014-08-25. Author is listed
  3. NEP-DEV: Development (4) 2007-05-12 2011-09-16 2012-02-20 2012-11-24
  4. NEP-GEO: Economic Geography (4) 2010-07-10 2011-09-16 2013-04-13 2014-08-25
  5. NEP-URE: Urban & Real Estate Economics (4) 2010-07-10 2011-09-16 2014-08-25 2018-06-18
  6. NEP-AFR: Africa (3) 2010-10-30 2012-02-20 2014-08-25
  7. NEP-EEC: European Economics (1) 2010-07-10
  8. NEP-ENT: Entrepreneurship (1) 2011-09-16
  9. NEP-ENV: Environmental Economics (1) 2010-10-30
  10. NEP-EUR: Microeconomic European Issues (1) 2010-07-10
  11. NEP-FDG: Financial Development & Growth (1) 2010-07-10
  12. NEP-HRM: Human Capital & Human Resource Management (1) 2007-05-12
  13. NEP-POL: Positive Political Economics (1) 2007-05-12
  14. NEP-PPM: Project, Program & Portfolio Management (1) 2016-03-10
  15. NEP-REG: Regulation (1) 2016-03-10
  16. NEP-SEA: South East Asia (1) 2013-04-13
  17. NEP-SOC: Social Norms & Social Capital (1) 2007-05-12
  18. NEP-TRE: Transport Economics (1) 2016-03-10


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