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Applying Impact Evaluation to Trade Assistance

Monday, October 17, 3-5pm • Auditorium J1-050, Enter at 701 18th Street, NW

Heeding the call of donors and developing countries to ensure that Aid-for-Trade is producing results, DECTI has begun assessing the impact of various trade assistance projects. The book describes these efforts and argues that systematically building impact evaluation into trade projects could lead to better policy design and a more credible case for aid-for-trade.

Enter through the InfoShop on the southeast corner of 18th Street and Pennsylvania, Ave. NW or through 701 18th Street NW.

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Justin Yifu Lin
Senior Vice President and Chief Economist, World Bank
Mr. Lin is the Senior Vice President and the Senior Vice President and Chief Economist of the World Bank, a position he has held since June 2008. In his current position, Mr. Lin guides the World Bank’s intellectual leadership and plays a key role in shaping the economic research agenda of the institution. Prior to joining the World Bank, Mr. Lin served for 15 years as Founding Director and Professor of the China Centre for Economic Research (CCER) at Peking University.

Oliver Cadot
Professor, International Economics
Director, Institute of Applied Economics, University of Lausanne
Mr. Cadot is a professor of International Economics and director of the Institute of Applied Economics at the University of Lausanne. Prior to taking up his position at Lausanne, he was Associate Professor of Economics at INSEAD. He has held visiting appointments at UCLA and McGill University, New York University, Université d’Auvergne, Koç University, the Paris School of Economics and the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris. He was a Senior Economist in the World Bank's Trade Department between 2009 and 2011 and has advised the French Government, the Swiss Federal Government and the European Commission on trade policy matters. He also worked for the OECD and the International Monetary Fund. He was elected best teacher of the year at HEC Lausanne and was nominated three times for the Outstanding Teacher Award at INSEAD. He has contributed regularly to international executive programmes. He is a Research Fellow of the Center for Economic Policy Research in London and an Associate Scholar of CERDI and the CEPREMAP. He also serves on the editorial board of the Revue d’Economie du Developpement and on the scientific advisory board of the Fondation Jean Monnet. He has published numerous scholarly papers on international trade and economic development.

Ana Margarida Fernandes
Senior Economist, Trade and International Integration Unit, Development Research Group, World Bank
Ms. Fernandes is a Senior Economist in the Trade and International Integration Unit of the Development Research Group at the World Bank. Her research focuses on the consequences of openness to trade and FDI for firm-level outcomes such as productivity, technological innovation and quality upgrading in manufacturing and services sectors. She has studied more broadly the determinants of firm-level performance, including the role of the business environment, in Asia, Central America and Eastern Europe. Recently she has studied issues relating to professional services in Africa and to the role of trade and industrial policies for agglomeration of manufacturing industries in India.

Caroline Freund
Chief Economist, Middle East and North Africa Region, World Bank
Ms. Freund is the Chief Economist of the Middle East and North Africa Region at the World Bank. Prior to her current position she was lead economist in the in the Trade and International Integration Unit of the Development Research Group at the World Bank. Before joining the World Bank, she was an economist in the International Finance Division of the Federal Reserve Board. She has also served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Ghana. Her research focuses on regional integration, trade and growth, trade costs, and competitiveness. Her work on economic integration is well known, and has been published in journals such as the American Economic Review and the Quarterly Journal of Economics.

Bernard Hoekman
Sector Director, International Trade Department, Poverty Reduction & Economic Management, World Bank
Mr. Hoekman manages the World Bank’s international trade department. Prior positions at the World Bank include Research Manager of the trade and international integration team in the Development Research Group; manager of the trade capacity building program of the World Bank Institute; and trade economist in the Middle East/North Africa and Europe and Central Asia departments. Before joining the World Bank in 1993, he was an economist in the GATT Secretariat in Geneva (1988-93), supporting the Uruguay Round negotiations. He has published widely on the GATT/WTO, trade negotiations, international trade and investment in services, trade preferences and regional integration. His most recent publication is The Political Economy of the World Trading System (Oxford University Press, 3rd edition, 2009).

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