Maria Filipa Seara e Pereira is a PhD student in Agriculture Economics at Purdue University and works for the Center for Global Trade Analysis (GTAP). She works mainly on topics of international trade and international development, particularly in modeling, trade policy, and the distributional effects of trade and global value chains. She worked in the World Bank’s Trade and Regional Integration Unit. And she has participated in several World Bank publications, including “The African Continental Free Trade Are: Economic and Distributional effects”, “World Development Report 2020: Trading for Development in the Age of Global Value Chains” and the “Reshaping Global Value Chains in Light of COVID-19”. Before joining the World Bank, she worked for the Embassy of Portugal in the United States as an economic affairs research assistant following the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership agreement and several antidumping cases. She holds a master’s degree in international policy and practice with a specialization in economics and international trade from the George Washington University and a master’s degree in political science from the Catholic University of Portugal.