Jaime de Melo
University of Geneva and CEPR
Jaime de Melo joined the faculty of Geneva in 1993. He is a Senior Fellow at FERDI (Fondation pour les études et recherches dans le développement international), a CEPR fellow, a fellow of EU-GDN, and a non-resident fellow at the Brookings Institute. His first job was at USAID (1972-76). He then taught at Georgetown University (1976 to 1980). For the next thirteen years, he held various positions in the Research Department at the World Bank where he was Division chief of the Trade Policy division (1991-93). He was Professeur Invité at CERDI, Université d’Auvergne (1986-2012) and at the Université of Aix-Marseille (1998-2001).
Occasional advisor to governments, he has consulted with the Africa Development Bank, the European Commission, the IMF, USAID, the Swiss government, the World Bank. He has also participated in several projects with the LSE. A founding member of the World Trade Institute, where he taught from 2000 to 2006, he served on its Board from 2000 to 2006. He is currently on the Scientific Advisory Board of the Luca d’Agliano Center.
He has served on editorial boards and, from 2005 to 2010, was editor-in-chief of the World Bank Economic Review. He is interested in development problems and has written on international trade, migration, regionalism, and trade and environmental policies.
Jaime holds a B.A in Political Science from the Maxwell School, Syracuse University, 1968, an M.A. in international relations from the School of Advanced International Studies and a Phd in economics from the Johns Hopkins University in 1975.
Articles by Jaime de Melo:
The stalemate at the negotiations on environmental goods: Can it be broken?
5 May 2013, 3663 reads
Aid for trade: Can it be evaluated?
14 April 2013, 5351 reads
Trade preferences that do not deny market access
29 May 2012, 7926 reads
Fiscal spending and growth: New evidence
17 May 2012, 7464 reads
Are polluters racing to the bottom?
23 December 2010, 9238 reads
Trade, pollution, and the environment: New evidence
28 November 2009, 12500 reads
How preferential are preferential trade agreements?
21 November 2009, 8651 reads
The distance puzzle resides in poor economies
10 November 2009, 8873 reads
- Fiscal consolidation: At what speed?Blanchard, Leigh
- Public debt and economic growth, one more timePanizza, Presbitero
- Escaping liquidity traps: Lessons from the UK’s 1930s escapeCrafts
- The lessons of the North Atlantic crisis for economic theory and policyStiglitz
- Do entrepreneurs matter?Becker, Hvide
- A tale of two depressions: What do the new data tell us? February 2010 updateEichengreen, O’Rourke
- Educated in America: College graduates and high school dropoutsHeckman, LaFontaine
- Eurozone breakup would trigger the mother of all financial crisesEichengreen