Winters appointed Chief Economist at DFID

L Alan Winters, a Research Fellow and Co-Director of the CEPR International Trade Programme from 1987 to 1994, has been appointed Chief Economist at the UK Department for International Development from September.

Winters is Professor of Economics in the University of Sussex and a CEPR Research Fellow. He was Co-Director of the Centre's International Trade Programme. He was Director of the Development Research Group of the World Bank from 2004 to 2007, Division Chief and Research Manager (1994-99), and Economist (1983-85) in the Bank. He has been editor of the World Bank Economic Review, Associate Editor of the Economic Journal, and Editor of The World Trade Review; he serves on several editorial boards. He has also advised, inter alia, the OECD, DfID, the Commonwealth Secretariat, the European Commission, the European Parliament, UNCTAD, the WTO, and the Inter-American Development Bank.

His research interests include the empirical and policy analysis of international trade and development, and has recently also worked on migration and the brain drain. He has published over two hundred articles and thirty books in areas such as regional trading arrangements, non-tariff barriers, European Integration, transition economies' trade, international labour mobility, agricultural protection, trade and poverty, and the world trading system. He has also published on small economies, global warming, pricing behavior and econometrics.