Michael J. Ferrantino is 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 “Tax Evasion Through Trade Intermediation: Evidence from Chinese Exporters” with Xuepeng Liu and Huimin Shi, International Review of Economics and Finance, 2016; “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; and “Policies to Improve the Supply Chain: What Needs To Be Done?” in Deborah K. Elms and Patrick Low, eds., “Global Value Chains in a Changing World,” WTO Secretariat, 2013. Michael holds a Ph.D. from Yale University.