Authors

Argentina

•	Paula Andrea CalvoPaula Andrea Calvo is a teaching and research assistant at Universidad de San Andrés in Argentina. She holds a Master's degree in Economics from the Universidad de San Andrés and obtained a BA in Economics summa cum laude from the Universidad de Buenos Aires. She has research and teaching experience in international economics, political and economic structure of Argentina, applied microeconomics, and international trade.

 

China

Dahai FuDahai Fu is an assistant professor at the School of International Trade and Economics at the Central University of Finance and Economics in Beijing. He holds Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Economics from China's Zhongnan University of Economics and Law, and a PhD in Economics from the University of Western Australia. His research interests include firm heterogeneity and export performance, trade and economic growth, FDI spillovers, and trade liberalization and poverty. His work has appeared in the China Economic Review, Asian Economic Papers, Asian-Pacific Economic Literature, and Frontiers of Economics in China.

Li ShantongLi Shantong is a senior research fellow and former director general of the Department of Development Strategy and Regional Economy of the Development Research Center (DRC) of the State Council (People's Republic of China). She was a member of the National Committee of Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference. She is also vice president of the Academic Committee of the China Development Research Foundation. She studied mathematics in Peking University, graduating in 1968 with a BA, and in 1981 with an MSc. She has conducted research on China's long-term and medium-term national development strategy, regional economic and social development, and economic modeling applied to economic development and policy.

 

Costa Rica

Carlos Eduardo Umaña-Alvarado is a researcher at Academia de Centroamérica, a private non-profit research centre based in Costa Rica dedicated to the analysis of economic and social policies. Previously, he worked as an Advisor for the Ministry of Foreign Trade of Costa Rica. He holds an LL.M. IELPO from the Universitat de Barcelona and an MSc in Economics from the Universidad de Costa Rica.

 

The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

Marjan PetreskiMarjan Petreski is an assistant professor and senior researcher at the School of Business Economics and Management of the University American College Skopje in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. He has previously worked for the National Bank and the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Macedonia. He holds a PhD in Economics from Staffordshire University, an MSc in Banking and Finance from the University of Sheffield and a BSc in Finance from the University of St. Clement Ohridski. He has published on the issues of monetary policy, exchange rates, and trade and poverty in various journals of economics.

 

Nigeria

Olayinka Idowu KareemOlayinka Idowu Kareem is a Jean Monnet Post-doctoral fellow at the Global Governance Programme of the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies of the European University Institute in Italy. He has published on the issues of trade, trade policies, and development economics. Prior to this fellowship, he was a Global South scholar at the Graduate Institute in Geneva, a senior research fellow of the Centre for Public-Private Cooperation and a consultant at the World Bank Nigeria Country Office. He received PhD and Master's degrees in Economics from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria.

 

Peru

Carmen Cecilia Matta JaraCarmen Cecilia Matta Jara is a senior economist in the Office of International Economic Studies of the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism of Peru. She has previously worked as a senior assistant in technical cooperation and international affairs at the National Institute for the Defense of Competition and the Protection of Intellectual Property. She also worked in the area of trade related technical assistance and Small and Medium Enterprises during her time at the Andean Community General Secretariat. She received a Master's degree in International Economics from the University of Birmingham and a Bachelor's degree in Economics from Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú.

Ana María del Carmen Vera GanozaAna María del Carmen Vera Ganoza is director of the Office of International Economic Studies at the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism of Peru. She has previously worked as an analyst in various Peruvian ministries, focusing mainly on macroeconomics and public Investment analysis. She holds a Master's degree in Economics from University College London and a Bachelor's degree in Economics from Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú.

 

Philippines

George ManzanoGeorge Manzano is an assistant professor at the School of Economics of the University of Asia and the Pacific, the Philippines. His areas of specialization are trade and international economics, Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), emerging equity markets, Asian crisis issues, regional surveillance and monitoring and financial sector. He received his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of New South Wales, Australia.


Shanti Aubren PradoShanti Aubren Prado is an instructor at the School of Economics of the University of Asia and the Pacific (UA&P), based in Pasig City, the Philippines. Prior to this position, he was a teaching associate at UP Diliman School of Economics, the Philippines.

 

Viet Nam

Ngoc Quang PhamNgoc Quang Pham is an economist and labour expert at the International Labour Organization Country Office for Viet Nam. Previously, he was an economist in the "Making Markets Work Better for the Poor II" (M4P2) project, and held a number of consultancy and research positions in the field of development economics. His research interests include the labour market, economics of innovation and technical change, international trade, and input-output economics. He has an MBA in Economic policy and Corporate Strategy from the Maastricht School of Management (the Netherlands), and bachelor's degrees in Economics from Vietnam's National Economic University, and in Computer Science from Hanoi Polytechnics University. He is currently a Ph.D. fellow at the Economics of Knowledge and Innovation Research Group of the United Nations University – Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology.

Anh Hai LaAnh Hai La is a researcher at the Centre for Analysis and Forecasting of the Viet Nam Academy of Social Sciences.