Leonardo Baccini

Leonardo Baccini is an Associate Professor in the Political Science department at McGill University and a Research Fellow at the Centre Interuniversitaire de Recherche en Economie Quantitative (CIREQ).

Content by Leonardo Baccini
  • Blog post

    Does service-sector employment lead to growth? Evidence from Africa

    Expansion in service-sector employment is greatly increasing across many low-income countries, but the relationship between services and potential for economic growth is less understood. In a recent study, we use micro-level data from 13 African countries to examine changes in employment over time. We look at the characteristics of those employed in services, differences...

    9 Feb 2022 | Leonardo Baccini, Matteo Fiorini, Bernard Hoekman, Marco Sanfilippo

  • Publication - Working Paper

    Services and economic development in Africa

    This paper presents data and analyses the structure of employment in thirteen African economies at the administrative unit level, with a focus on the role of services. We provide two novel pieces of evidence. First, we present a descriptive snapshot of changes in the composition of employment over time and across geographies. This reveals evidence of structural...

    1 Sep 2021 | Leonardo Baccini, Matteo Fiorini, Bernard Hoekman, Marco Sanfilippo