JOHN WILSON is a Lead Economist in the International Trade group in the Development Research Group of the World Bank. He joined the Bank in 1999 and spent two years in the Bank's Infrastructure Vice Presidency. Mr. Wilson currently directs research on trade costs, business facilitation, and economic development. He also provides expertise in lending operations and has worked on projects in the Latin America, Africa, Middle East and North Africa, and Eastern and Central European regions. Mr. Wilson was also the co-task manager for the Bank on the establishment of the inter-agency Standards and Trade Development Facility (STDF). Prior to joining the Bank, he was Vice President for Technology Policy at the Information Technology Industry Council in Washington, D.C. from 1995-99. He has also been a Visiting Fellow at the Institute for International Economics, a Senior Staff Officer at the U.S. National Academies of Sciences and Engineering and National Research Council, and Adjunct Professor of International Affairs at Georgetown University. He has degrees from Wooster College and Columbia University in New York.