|Principal Economist at the Asian Development Bankís Office of Regional Economic Integration. He also represents ADB on the WTO Director-Generalís Advisory Group on Aid for Trade. Over the last twenty years, he has managed multi-country projects, implemented strategic assignments, and conducted policy-oriented research on international trade, regional integration, economic competitiveness, technology and macroeconomic forecasting. Formerly, he was in London as Head of Competitiveness and SME Strategy at Maxwell Stamp PLC and Chief Programme Officer at the Commonwealth Secretariat. He has also held research positions at Oxford University, the OECD, the Overseas Development Institute and the United Nations Institute for New Technologies. He has published ten books including: Pan-Asian Integration (Palgrave Macmillan, 2009, Competitiveness Strategy in Developing Countries (Routledge, 2003) and the Postwar Evolution of Development Thinking (Macmillan and St. Martins Press, 1991). His research was quoted in the Financial Times and the Asian Wall Street Journal. He has a doctorate in economics from Oxford University.