E15 Experts are leading thinkers and practitioners from developed and developing countries reflecting a wide range of perspectives on trade and sustainable development. The experts’ participation in any E15 activity is on a personal basis and does not represent an official commitment of the organisations they are affiliated with.


Marcelo Olarreaga

Professor of International Trade, University of Geneva

PhD in Economics, University of Geneva; MA in International Economics, University of Sussex.Professor of International Trade, University of Geneva. Researches the impact of trade reforms on inequality and poverty and the lobbying process as determinants of trade policy. Co-author of “Pro-poor trade policy in Sub-Saharan Africa” (Journal of International Economics); “Water nationalization and service quality” (World Bank Economic Review); “Export Promotion Agencies: Do they work?” (Journal of Development Economics); “Estimating trade restrictiveness indices” (Economic Journal); and “Import demand elasticities and trade distortions” (Review of Economics and Statistics).