Ravindra A. Yatawara
Ravi Yatawara is a Senior Economist in the Growth and Competitiveness Program at the World Bank Institute. He is the manager of the World Trade Indicators 2010 project and has been working on the impact of the global recession on developing countries, and their policy responses to it. His research interest are in political economy of trade reform, competitiveness, trade and poverty, gender, the interaction between trade and macroeconomic policies and regional integration. He has held faculty positions at Columbia University and the University of Delaware, and has also worked for the government of Sri Lanka. He received a B.A (Phi Beta Kappa) from Reed College, and a Phd in Economics from Columbia University.