Antoni Estevadeordal is the Manager of the Integration and Trade Sector of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). He has expertise in trade policy and economic integration in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), Asia-Pacific and Europe. He coordinates IDB’s operational lending program, technical assistance to regional initiatives, policy research, capacity building, public-private policy dialogues as well as several inter-institutional partnerships (WTO, WCO, WB, IMF, ADB, EU, UN, OECD, APEC, WEF, ICTSD, etc.) to promote trade, investment, economic integration and regional cooperation in LAC.
Before joining the IDB he taught at the University of Barcelona and Harvard University. He has published widely in major journals such as American Economic Review, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Review of Economics and Statistics, Review of International Economics, Review of World Economics, Journal of Economic Integration, World Economy. He has co-authored and co-edited several books such as 21st Century Cooperation: Regional Public Goods, Global Governance, and Sustainable Development (Routledge); The Sovereign Remedy: Trade Agreements in a Globalizing World (Oxford), Regional Rules in the Global Trading System (Cambridge), Bridging Trade Agreements in the Americas (IDB), The Emergence of China: Opportunities and Challenges for Latin America (Harvard), The Origin of Goods: Rules of Origin in Preferential Trade Agreements (Oxford), Regional Public Goods: From Theory to Practice (IDB/ADB), Integrating the Americas: FTAA and Beyond (Harvard).
He is a Nonresident Senior Fellow at Brookings Institution and member of the E-15 ICTSD/WEF initiative. He is a Spanish citizen and holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University and a B.A. in Economics from the University of Barcelona.see all Speakers