Paul Brenton

Trade Practice Leader in the Poverty Reduction and Economic Management Department of the Africa Region of the World Bank

Paul Brenton is the Trade Practice Leader in the Poverty Reduction and Economic Management Department of the Africa Region of the World Bank. He co-edited the recent World Bank volume on De-Fragmenting Africa: Deepening Regional Integration in Goods and Services. He has published widely on trade and trade policy. Previously he worked in the Trade Department of the Bank where he worked for several years on issues related to trade reform with a focus on regional integration with extensive experience in Africa, East and Central Asia, Eastern Europe and the Middle East. Paul joined the Bank in 2002, having been Senior Research Fellow and Head of the Trade Policy Unit at the Centre for European Policy Studies in Brussels. Before that he was a Lecturer in economics at the University of Birmingham in the UK. He has a PhD in Economics from the University of East Anglia.

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