Paul BAKER

Paul is Founder and Chief Executive of International Economics Ltd, a management consultancy company, that has worked in over 100 countries on export strategies, impact assessments, trade negotiations, value chains and investment projects.

Paul is a lead economist, with over 25 years of experience in over 65 countries. He has been lead economist/mission chief in leading impact assessments and trade negotiations missions for the Governments of the UK, New Zealand, United Nations, World Bank, EC and other leading regional bodies (UNESCAP, UNDP, COMESA, SADC, PIFS, EAC etc.). His most recent work includes impact assessment of trade agreements, the improvement of global value chains, and designing strategies for e-commerce. Paul has authored a number of handbooks on trade negotiations and digital trade, and advised banks on digital trade and banking strategies.

He has been a Visiting Professor in Economic Modelling, Game Theory and Negotiations at the University of Barcelona, Vietnam National University, Vietnam Foreign Trade University, FGV Sao Paolo, Belarus State University, etc.. Paul completed an MSc (Econ) in Economics from the University of London (SOAS), an MSc in Financial Engineering from the University of Nantes (France) and completed Executive Programmes in Trade Policy at Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Strategy at Harvard Business School, Computational Thinking at the University of California Berkeley, and in Systems Dynamics and Big Data Analytics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).