Dr. Amelia U. Santos-Paulino is Chief of the Investment Research Section at the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) in Geneva, Switzerland. Previously, she was Senior Economist at UNCTAD’s Division for Africa, Least Development Countries and Special Programmes, working on trade and poverty, regional integration, the SDG agenda, as well as the vulnerability profiles of Least Developed Countries (LDCs). Before joining UNCTAD, she was Research Fellow and Project Director in the United Nations University’s World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER) in Helsinki, Research Fellow in the University of Sussex’s Institute of Development Studies, and Senior Research Economist in the Central Bank of the Dominican Republic. Dr. Santos-Paulino served as Senior Adviser of the Dominican Republic’s Government on International Trade and Investment for the negotiations of the US-DR-CAFTA Free Trade Agreement, amongst other full-time posts within the civil service and academia of the Dominican Republic.
Dr Santos-Paulino has also held visiting posts at the University of California, Davis, the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, Fudan University in Shanghai, and the Asian Development Bank Institute in Tokyo. Her work has been published in journals including the Economic Journal, Cambridge Journal of Economics, and World Development, and has also edited books published by Oxford University Press and Cambridge University Press. Amelia U. Santos- Paulino holds PhD and MA degrees in Economics from the University of Kent in the UK.