Robert Grundke is a Senior Economist at the Economics Department of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and is currently heading the Country Desk for Germany and Latvia. Previously, he has worked on the Country Desks for Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Costa Rica, Tunisia, India and Indonesia. He holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Munich (LMU) and a Diploma in Sociology and Economics from the Technical University of Dresden. His empirical research has focused on international trade, development economics, skills and labour markets.