Chief Economist, International Trade Centre
Dr Marion Jansen is the Chief Economist of the International Trade Centre (ITC) and in this position responsible for the ITC’s flagship publication SME Competitiveness Outlook. She previously held senior positions in the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the International Labor Office (ILO). She worked in the private sector (economics consulting) before joining the WTO. Her publications in the field of international trade and global governance cover the areas of standards and regulations in international trade, the employment effects of globalization, services trade, economic effects of migration and the use of economics in international economic law. She notably authored the chapter ‘Defining the Borders of the WTO Agenda’ in The Oxford Handbook on the World Trade Organization. Marion holds a PhD in economics from the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona, Spain) and has lectured in different academic institutions on international economics, managerial economics, and on the socio-economic impacts of globalization. She is an associate editor of International Economics and chairs the supervisory committee of PRONTO, a pan-European research network on Non-Tariff Measures.