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Bernard HoekmanBernard Hoekman

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

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.


Mona HaddadMona Haddad

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

Mona Haddad is Sector Manager of the International Trade Department, World Bank (PRMTR). In this capacity she manages the group responsible for supporting the development and implementation of trade-related activities at both country and regional levels. These include trade policy analysis, competitiveness, trade facilitation and standards. Prior to joining the Trade Department, Ms. Haddad was the Regional Trade Coordinator for the East Asia Region, where she worked on trade issues in various countries, including Indonesia, China, Laos, and Vietnam.


Aaditya MattooAaditya Mattoo

Research Manager, Development Research Group, Trade and International Integration (DECTI) 

Aaditya Mattoo is Research Manager, Trade and Integration, at the World Bank. He specializes in trade policy analysis and the operation of the WTO, provides policy advice to governments, and helps enhance policy-making and negotiating capacity in developing countries. Prior to joining the Bank in 1999, Mr. Mattoo was Economic Counsellor at the Trade in Services Division, World Trade Organization (WTO), Geneva. He also served as Economic Affairs Officer in the Economic Research and Analysis and Trade Policy Review Divisions of the WTO and taught economics at the University of Sussex and Churchill College, Cambridge University. Mr Mattoo is co-editor of “Development, Trade and the WTO: A Handbook”, “India and the WTO”, “A Handbook of International Trade in Services”, “Moving People to Deliver Services” and “Domestic Regulation and Services Trade Liberalization”. He has written extensively on trade, trade in services, development and the WTO and published widely in academic and other journals. His work has been cited extensively in publications such as the Economist, Financial Times, New York Times, and Time Magazine. Mr. Mattoo holds a Ph.D. in Economics from King’s College, University of Cambridge, and an M.Phil in Economics from St. Edmund Hall, University of Oxford.









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