David Bicchetti is a Swiss economist. He joined the Division on Globalization and Development Strategies of UNCTAD in 2010 where he focuses his interest on the interactions between financial and physical commodity markets and information flows and their influence on price discovery mechanisms. His research on carry trade strategies and their effect on exchange rate fluctuations has contributed to UNCTAD's support to the G-20 discussions.
He is also a member of the Investment Committee and of the board of the UN Personnel Fund, managing several hundred of millions of US dollars. Before joining the United Nations in 2009, he worked as a Researcher at the Swiss Institute of Technology in Lausanne and is the co-author of several studies on post-Kyoto protocol mechanisms and their impacts on the world economy. He worked also in the banking industry as a Performance and Risk Analyst for institutional and private investors. He holds a masters degree in International Economics from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies of Geneva, and a masters in Political Economy and Economic History from the University of Geneva.