Prof Dr Iulia Siedschlag is Associate Research Professor at the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) and Adjunct Professor at the Department of Economics, Trinity College Dublin. Professor Siedschlag leads the ESRI’s research on Competitiveness, Trade and Foreign Direct Investment. She has published widely in peer reviewed international journals and books, especially on international trade, foreign direct investment, innovation, productivity and economic growth in advanced and emerging economies. She has been awarded a large number of competitive research grants from international and national organisations and has successfully led a significant number of international research consortia involving research institutes and universities from Europe. She has been appointed to numerous Expert Groups and provided research-based policy advice to national and international organisations including the European Commission, the European Central Bank, the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, the Asian Development Bank Institute, the International Labour Organization, and the World Economic Forum.