Paulo Correa is a lead economist in the Financial and Private Sector Department of the Europe and Central Asia Region of the World Bank working in the areas of investment climate assessments; innovation and competition policies; and private participation in infrastructure. Prior to joining, he served for four years as Deputy-Secretary of State in the Ministry of Finance in Brazil (1999-2002). Paulo holds a MSc. in Economics from the University of Western Ontario (1996); a Msc. in Industrial Economics from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (1993) and has published a number of articles in peer-reviewed journals including, most recently, in the World Bank Economic Review (2010).