Alen Mulabdic is a Senior Economist in the Development Economics Prospects Group of the World Bank, working on issues related to international trade and macroeconomics. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID) in Geneva (Switzerland) and an undergraduate degree from the University of Siena (Italy). His recent research concentrates on the impact of deep forms of trade integration, the trade effects of the diffusion of new technologies, and the consequences of large shocks such as natural disasters, policy changes, and transport infrastructure projects on the organization of supply chains. Alen has also worked on the interplay between trade shocks and civil conflicts, trade barriers in government procurement markets, and the trade impact of Brexit. He has published in top field journals such as the Journal of International Economics, Journal of Development Economics, Journal of Banking & Finance, and European Economic Review, and his work has been cited, among others, in the Economist, Financial Times, and Guardian.