ARTNeT Advisor: Research Programme
Mr. Paul Baker Mr. Paul Baker is Chief Executive and founder of International Economics Consulting Ltd, a management consultancy firm headquartered in Mauritius, specialised in advisory services related to data analytics, market intelligence, trade and global production networks. He started his career as economist-statistician for the European Commission’s Monetary and Policy Convergence Division in Luxembourg, before heading the economic and statistics macro-economic surveillance of Latin America for the European Commission. He has since acquired over 25 years’ experience in over 60 countries, holding mission chief roles with the World Bank, UNCTAD, DFID, EU and International Trade Centre UNCTAD/WTO, and advisory roles for governments and private clients. He has been a member of OECD, IMF, World Bank and Regional balance of payments and trade technical committees, and led teams in carrying out impact assessments and value chain analysis. He regularly lectures on economic impact assessments, quantitative analysis, game theory, supply chain management and negotiations for master’s classes at several universities, including University of Barcelona, Vietnam National University, FGV (Brazil) and Foreign Trade University (Vietnam). He is the author of numerous books and articles on multilateral trade negotiations and recently authored “Multilateral Trade Negotiations and LLDCs: A Handbook for Negotiators and Practitioners” (ITT-UNDP, 2015); “E-Commerce and Digital Trade: Policy Guide LDCs, Small States and Sub-Saharan Africa” (Commonwealth Secretariat, 2017); “Trade Policy Framework: Botswana” (UNCTAD, 2016).
Mr. Baker obtained an MSc (Econ) from the University of London (SOAS), a Maîtrise ès Sciences Economiques in financial engineering from the University of Nantes (France), and a BA (Hons) in European Economics. He completed executive programmes in trade policy, management and strategy at Harvard Business School and Harvard Kennedy School of Government, and more recently, in systems engineering and big data analytics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).