Antoni Estevadeordal joined the Inter-American Development Bank in 1993 and he is currently the Manager of Integration and Trade. He has expertise in trade policy, economic integration and regional cooperation policies in Latin America and the Caribbean, Asia and Europe.
He has contributed to multiple Bank operations, in particular in the design of new programming instruments and financial products to support trade development and regional integration initiatives. He was responsible for IDB technical assistance to the FTAA process from 1995 to 2000. He has coordinated the Bank’s policy research program on trade and integration issues as well as several joint initiatives with the WTO, ADB, EU, OAS and UN agencies.
Before joining the IDB he taught at the University of Barcelona and Harvard University. He has published widely in major journals. He has coordinated several IDB reports such as Beyond Borders: The New Regionalism in the Americas (IDB, 2002); The Emergence of China: Opportunities and Challenges for Latin America and the Caribbean (IDB-Harvard University Press, 2006) and Regional Rules and the Global Trading System (IDB-WTO, forthcoming 2007). He is currently working on a report on India and Latin America.
He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University and a B.A. in Economics from the University of Barcelona.
Caroline Freund is a Senior Economist in the International Trade Team, Development Research Group. She obtained a Ph.D. in economics from Columbia University. 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. She is currently doing research on regional integration, trade and growth, trade costs, and competitiveness.
Emanuel Ornelas, PhD (University of Wisconsin), is a Reader in the Managerial Economics and Strategy Group, Department of Management, London School of Economics. Prior to joining LSE, he worked as an Assistant Professor at the University of Georgia and at Ibmec-Rio. Ornelas’ research interests include international trade, political economy, and theories of the firm. In recent work he has examined the political economy of the formation and the consequences of regional trade agreements; the impact of trade liberalization on firms’ investment incentives; the implications of the separation of ownership from control for the efficient restructuring of firms. Ornelas has presented his work in over sixty professional conferences and academic institutions. He has published in several academic journals, including the Quarterly Journal of Economics, the Journal of International Economics, Games and Economic Behavior, the Canadian Journal of Economics, and the European Economic Review.