Christian Volpe Martincus is Principal Economic Advisor and Head of Research at the Integration and Trade Sector (INT) of the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB). He previously worked for the Ministry of the Economy of the Province of Buenos Aires and was advisor at the MERCOSUR Commission of the National Representatives Chamber in Argentina.

He manages and leads INT research on trade and investment policies and regional integration and INT academic networks and initiatives ELSNIT, TIGN, and the INT Trade Policy Research Seminar Series. He has also advised several governments in both Latin American and the Caribbean and OECD countries on trade and investment facilitation and promotion and the evaluation of the respective programs.

Christian holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Bonn, Germany and a Master in Economics from the National University of La Plata (Argentina). He has presented in numerous international academic and policy workshops and conferences and has published on international trade and economic geography in several international professional journals. Christian is a CESifo Research Fellow, serves as an Associate Editor for the Review of International Economics, and is member of the Editorial Board of the World Trade Review.