Matteo Fiorini

Matteo Fiorini is a Trade Policy Analyst in the Trade in Services Division of the OECD.

Before joining the OECD he was a Research Fellow in the Global Economics – Trade, Investment and Development research area of the Global Governance Programme (GGP/RSCAS) at the European University Institute.

Content by Matteo Fiorini
  • 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