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Does What You Export Matter?

May 16, 2013

El Indio gold and copper mine, Chile. Throughout history Chile has had variable success with its copper industry (Photo: Warren/ Corbis)

Some economists say that a country’s exports can determine its economic fate. But William Maloney rejects the idea that exports play such a critical role. He says it’s not what you export, but how you do it. 


William Maloney, World Bank, economist