Daniel Lederman is a former Lead Trade Economist in the World Bank's International Trade Unit (PRMTR). Before joining the World Bank Group in 1995 as a consultant in the Office of the Chief Economist for Latin American and the Caribbean, he worked for the United Nations’ Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean. An economist and political scientist by training, Daniel has written extensively on a broad set of issues related to economic development, including financial crises in emerging markets, crime, political economy of policy reforms, economic growth, innovation and international trade. His writings have been accepted for publication in the American Economic Review, Journal of Law and Economics, Journal of Development Economics, Economics and Politics, Journal of International Business Studies, among other peer-reviewed journals. He holds a BA in Political Science from Yale University and MA and PhD degrees in International Relations from the Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). He was born in Santiago, Chile, on February 17, 1968.