Jaime de Melo is emeritus professor at the University of Geneva and an advisor at FERDI (Fondation pour les études et recherches dans le développement international), a CEPR fellow and a fellow of EU-GDN. Between 1980 and 1993, he held various positions in the former Research Department at the World Bank where he was Division Chief of the Trade Policy division (1991-93). He was Professeur Invité at CERDI, Université d’Auvergne (1986-2012) and at the Université of Aix-Marseille (1998-2001). A founding member of the World Trade Institute, where he taught from 2000 to 2006, he served on its Board from 2000 to 2006. He has served on editorial boards and, from 2005 to 2010, was editor-in-chief of the World Bank Economic Review. He holds a BA in Political Science from the Maxwell School, Syracuse University, 1968, an MA in international relations from the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), and a PhD in economics from the Johns Hopkins University in 1975.