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Bernard Hoekman

Sector Director, Trade Department, Poverty Reduction and Economic Management Vice-Presidency (PRMVP)

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Specialization: International Trade

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Bernard Hoekman is the Sector Director of the Trade Department (PRMTR) in the Poverty Reduction and Economic Management Vice-Presidency (PRMVP). Before taking up his present position he managed the team on trade and international integration in the Development Research Group in the Development Economics Vice Presidency, the international trade and global integration activities of the World Bank Institute's Economic Policy division. He has worked extensively in countries in the Middle East and North Africa. Between 1988 and 1993 he was on the staff of the GATT Secretariat in Geneva. He is a graduate of the Erasmus University Rotterdam, holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Michigan and is a Research Fellow of the London-based Centre for Economic Policy Research. His current research focuses on the functioning of the multilateral trading system (WTO), international transactions in services, the relationship between competition and trade policy, the economics of regional economic integration, and channels of international technology diffusion.


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