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Jaime de Melo joined the faculty of Geneva in 1993 and became emeritus since 2013. He is a Senior Fellow at FERDI (Fondation pour les études et recherches dans le développement international), a CEPR (Centre for Economic Policy Research) Fellow, a Fellow of EU-GDN, an academic advisor at the Geneva Business school, and a scientific advisor at International Economics limited. His first job was at USAID (1972-76). He then taught at Georgetown University (1976-1980). For the next 13 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 Adviser to governments, he has consulted with the Africa Development Bank, the European Commission, the International Monetary Fund, USAID, the Swiss government, and the World Bank. He has also participated in several projects with the London School of Economics and Political Science (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 Ph.D. in economics from the Johns Hopkins University in 1975
Posts by Jaime de Melo
There has been much discourse on how long-term climate change will affect human mobility in the 21st century. This article estimates the long-term welfare and mobility responses to climate change. Dep...