David Laborde is a Senior Research Fellow in the Markets, Trade, and Institutions Division (MTID) and the theme leader on Macroeconomics and Trade at of the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). His research interests include international trade, measurement and modeling of protectionism, multilateral and regional trade liberalization as well as environmental issues (climate change, biofuels). He has developed the MAcMapHS6 and the TRAD databases on tariffs as well as the TASTE software. He is a contributor to the GTAP database and a GTAP research fellow since 2005. Prior to joining IFPRI, he was an Economist at the Centre d'Etudes Prospectives et d'Informations Internationales (CEPII), Paris and lecturer at the Université de Pau in France. He received his PhD from the University of Pau in 2008.