Paulo Bastos is a Senior Economist with the Development Research Group of the World Bank in the Trade and International Integration Unit (DECTI). His research interests include drivers of firm-level upgrading and industrial development, multinational enterprises, links between globalization and technological change, and the distributional impacts of trade. He has published widely in scholarly journals such as the American Economic Review, Journal of International Economics and Journal of Development Economics. He was a core team member of the 2020 World Development Report on Trading for Development in the Age of Global Value Chains and is a Research Fellow of the CEPR International Trade and Regional Economics Program.