David M. Gould is Lead Economist in the Europe and Central Asia (ECA) Region of the World Bank. David is the author of several books and peer reviewed journal articles on International Trade and Finance, Migration, and Economic Policy. Currently, he is leading ECA regional studies on networks and connectivity and financial market development. During his past 11 years at the World Bank, he has led teams to deliver country development strategies and analytical and lending operations in Europe, Latin American, and South Asia. David holds a Ph.D. in International Economics from UCLA (1990, with honors) and is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA, 2000) charter holder. Prior to the World Bank, David served as the Director of Global Economic Analysis at the Institute of International Finance and Senior Economist and Policy Advisor at the US Federal Reserve. He has held visiting research positions at the Central Banks of Mexico and Chile.