Paul Brenton is the Trade Practice Leader in the Africa Region of the World Bank and is co-editor of the recently released book De-Fragmenting Africa: Deepening Regional Trade Integration in Goods and Services. Paul joined the Bank in 2002, having been Senior Research Fellow and Head of the Trade Policy Unit at the Centre for European Policy Studies in Brussels. Before that he lectured in economics at the University of Birmingham in the UK. He has a PhD in Economics from the University of East Anglia.
Nora Dihel is Senior Trade Economist in the Africa Region, Poverty Reduction and Economic Management Department of the World Bank. The main focus of her current work is on trade in services and regional integration. Prior to joining the World Bank in 2008, Nora worked in the Chief Economist Unit of the Directorate General for Trade of the European Commission and the OECD Trade Directorate. She has published work on the economic impact of services trade policies, regional integration and South-South linkages. Nora has a doctorate degree in economics from the Helmut Schmidt University, Germany.
Mombert Hoppe is a Trade Economist in the Africa Region Poverty Reduction and Economic Management Department of the World Bank. Prior to joining the World Bank he worked as Economist and advisor at the Ghanaian Ministry of Trade and Industry in Accra. In addition, he focuses on policy dialogue and economic analysis in the area of international trade, particularly in West and Central Africa. He holds an advanced degree in European Economics from the Institute of European Studies in Brussels, and a master's degrees in International Economics from Maastricht University.
Gözde Isik is a Trade Economist in the Africa Poverty Reduction and Economic Management Unit and co-editor of the recently released book De-Fragmenting Africa: Deepening Regional Trade Integration in Goods and Services and Africa Can Help Feed Africa. Since joining the Bank in 2006, she has worked in various positions in the Africa region. She holds a Master's in International Economics from the North Carolina State University.
Jean-Christophe Maur is a Senior Economist with the Africa Poverty Reduction and Economic Management Unit of the World Bank. He is currently managing the World Bank program of analytical work on regional integration issues for ECOWAS and WAEMU countries. Jean-Christophe Maur joined the World Bank in 2008 from the UK Department of International Development, where he was in charge of trade negotiations in several areas and of managing multilateral trade assistance. He the editor of “Preferential Trade Agreement Policies for Development: A Handbook,” and “Trade Costs and Facilitation: Open Policies and Development.” He has a Doctorate from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris, and is a graduate of Essec business school. Email: email@example.com
Antoine Coste is a consultant working on trade and regional integration issues in the Africa Region, Poverty Reduction and Economic Management Department of the World Bank. Since 2011, he has contributed to several Diagnostic Trade Integration Studies in Eastern and Southern Africa, and has carried out analytical work on trade in services. He holds an undergraduate degree in Economics and a master's degree in International Relations from Panthéon-Sorbonne University in Paris, as well as an MSc in Development Studies from the London School of Economics. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org