Gianluca Santoni is a trade economist at Centre d’Etudes Prospectives et d’Informations Internationales (CEPII, Paris) and a consultant economist in the World Bank’s Trade and Competitiveness Global Practice. His fields of interest include applied network economics, international trade and firm competitiveness. He is co-author of the paper In the Wake of the Global Crisis Evidence from a New Quarterly Database of Export Competitiveness (with G. Gualier, D. Taglioni, and S. Zignago) and of the corresponding Measuring Export Competiveness (MEC) database. He was Post-doc researcher at the Paris School of Economics (Université Paris I Panthéon Sorbonne) and at the Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies. He holds a PhD on International Economics from University of Rome “Tor Vergata”.