Michael J. Ferrantino
Lead Economist and Global Product Specialist for Trade Policy and Integration at the World Bank
Prior to joining the Bank, he was Lead International Economist at the U.S. International Trade Commission, where he served from 1994 to 2013. Michael’s published research spans a wide array of topics relating to international trade, including non-tariff measures and trade facilitation, global value chains, the relationship of trade to the environment, innovation, and productivity, and U.S.-China trade. He has taught at Southern Methodist, Youngstown State, Georgetown, American, and George Washington Universities, and partnered on research projects with APEC, OECD, WTO, and the World Economic Forum. Michael’s recent work includes a book, “Reforming Non-Tariff Measures: From Measurement to Policy Advice,” with Olivier Cadot, Julien Gourdon, and Daniel Reyes, Washington, DC, World Bank, 2018; “Tax Evasion Through Trade Intermediation: Evidence from Chinese Exporters” with Xuepeng Liu and Huimin Shi, International Review of Economics and Finance, 2016; and “Russian Federation, the Eurasian Customs Union and the World Trade Organization: Tariff and Non-Tariff Policy Challenges” with Ian Gillson and Gabriela Schmidt, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper, 2016.