Empirical innovations, analytical tools and policy responses ”
Global trade has contributed to growth and poverty reduction over the past three decades, but gains from trade may be more inclusive, according to The Distributional Impacts of Trade: Empirical Innovations, Analytical Tools and Policy Responses. Spreading the benefits of trade more widely, within and between countries, can play a key role as the world seeks to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, which has reversed years of poverty reduction.
New data and tools developed by the World Bank can help policymakers ensure that trade benefits the poor more, according to the report. By identifying in advance the sectors and regions most affected by changes in the trade structure, policies can be designed to maximize gains and mitigate potential losses.
At this seminar, co-authors Gladys Lopez-Acevedo, Chief Economist and Global Poverty Officer, and Maryla Maliszewska, Senior Economist, Macroeconomics, Trade and Investment Global Practice, shared the report’s main points.
Date hour :
8 am-9am, Friday June 11, 2021 (Japan Standard Time)
Gladys Lopez Acevedo
Chief Economist and Global Poverty Officer, Global Poverty and Equity Practice, World Bank
Gladys Lopez-Acevedo is a Senior Economist and Global Head at the World Bank in Global Practice Poverty and Equity. She mainly works in the South Asia, Middle East and North Africa regions of the World Bank. Gladys’ areas of analytical and operational interest include business, welfare, gender, conflict, and jobs. Previously, she was Chief Economist in the Office of the World Bank Chief Economist for the South Asia Region (SARCE), and Senior Economist in the Poverty Reduction and Economic Management Unit ( PREM) of the Central Vice-Presidency of the World Bank and in the Latin America region at the World Bank. She is a researcher at the Institute for Labor Economics (IZA) and the Mexican National Research System (SNI). Prior to joining the World Bank, she held senior positions in the Government of Mexico and was a professor at the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM). She holds a BA in Economics from ITAM and a PhD in Economics from the University of Virginia.
Senior Economist, Macroeconomics, Global Trade and Investment Practice, World Bank
Maryla Maliszewska is a Senior Economist in the Global Macroeconomics, Trade and Investment Practice of the World Bank Group. His area of expertise covers various aspects of trade policy and regional integration with particular emphasis on the impacts of trade on poverty and income distribution. She specializes in global analyzes of structural and demographic changes, as well as trade policy using computable general equilibrium models. She has contributed to the analyzes underlying several World Bank reports and publications: “China 2030”, Global Monitoring Report, Global Development Horizons and Global Economic Prospects. She joined the World Bank in 2010. Previously, she was a researcher at the Center for Social and Economic Research in Warsaw, Poland, where she led several FTA feasibility studies for DG Trade and conducted research on trade policy. of the EU, tariff barriers and modeling of trade flows and adviser to the National Bank of Romania for forecasting trade flows. She holds a PhD from the University of Sussex in Brighton, UK and an MA in Economics from Sussex, UK and the University of Warsaw, Poland.
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