FRANCIS NG is a senior economist of the International Trade and Integration Team (DECTI) in the Development Economic Research Group of the World Bank. Mr. Ng has served a number of assignments, including South Asia Country Program Department, Country Policy Department, Country Economics Department, International Economics Department, and Policy Research Group in the World Bank. He is currently doing research on various international trade issues, including trade growth and barriers, markets access for developing countries, agricultural trade and subsidies, trade policy reforms in Sub-Saharan Africa, trade and production fragmentation in East Asia and Central European economies, and competition and investment policies in the Middle East and Eastern Europe. Prior to joining the Bank, he was a special research associate at U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and a community officer at City District Office in Hong Kong Government. He holds PhD, MBA/MPA and MA degrees in economics, international business and public administration.
Current research interest: trade growth and performance analysis, market access and import barriers, regional integration and competitiveness, trade and production fragmentation, trade policy reform and FDI issues, and various trade indicator measures/data analysis.
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