Julien Gourdon is an Economist at CEPII, Paris. He holds a PhD in Economics from Université d'Auvergne (CERDI), Clermont-Ferrand. Julien is specialized in International Trade and Development Economics. His main topics of interest are trade policies, exports competitiveness, trade and income inequalities, and the impact evaluation of trade assistance projects. Formerly, he was Economist at the World Bank from 2006 to 2011, working in the Middle East/North Africa department and in the International Trade department.