Antoni Estevadeordal

Manager of Integration and Trade at Inter-american Development Bank

Antoni Estevadeordal joined the Inter-American Development Bank in 1993 and he is currently the Manager of Integration and Trade. He has expertise in trade policy, economic integration and regional cooperation policies in Latin America and the Caribbean, Asia and Europe. He has contributed to multiple Bank operations, in particular in the design of new programming instruments and financial products to support trade development and regional integration initiatives. He was responsible for IDB technical assistance to the FTAA process from 1995 to 2000. He has coordinated the Bank’s policy research program on trade and integration issues as well as several joint initiatives with the WTO, ADB, EU, OAS and UN agencies. Before joining the IDB he taught at the University of Barcelona and Harvard University. He has published widely in major journals. He has coordinated several IDB reports such as Beyond Borders: The New Regionalism in the Americas (IDB, 2002); The Emergence of China: Opportunities and Challenges for Latin America and the Caribbean (IDB-Harvard University Press, 2006) and Regional Rules and the Global Trading System (IDB-WTO, forthcoming 2007). He is currently working on a report on India and Latin America. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University and a B.A. in Economics from the University of Barcelona.