Daria Taglioni is Lead Economist in the World Bank Chief Economist Office. She was the Task Team Leader for the World Development Report 2020. She has been with the World Bank Group since 2011, covering issues of international trade and countries’ trade competitiveness. Her career started with the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development in Paris and she also worked at the European Central Bank for several years. She has published in American Economic Review, Journal of International Economics, and other peer-reviewed journals and her work has been cited in the New York Times and Forbes. She authored various books on international trade. She is Italian and holds a PhD in International Economics from the Graduate Institute, Geneva.