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Caroline Freund

Global Director of Trade, Investment and Competitiveness, The World Bank Group

Caroline Freund is Global Director of Trade, Investment and Competitiveness at the World Bank Group. Previously she was a Senior Fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics.

Ms. Freund has also worked as Chief Economist for the Middle East and North Africa at the World Bank, after working for nearly a decade in the international trade unit of the research department.  Freund began her career in the international finance division of the Federal Reserve Board and spent a year visiting the research department of the IMF.  She has published extensively in academic journals and is the author of Rich People Poor Countries: The Rise of Emerging Market Tycoons and their Mega Firms She received a PhD in economics from Columbia University.