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Marion Jansen, Director, Division for Market Development

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    Marion Jansen is Director of the Division for Market Development and ITC’s Chief Economist. In this role she oversees ITC’s work on trade and market information, export strategy, trade facilitation and policy for business. As chief economist she also has the lead on ITC’s flagship publication SME Competitiveness Outlook and oversees ITC’s contributions to G20 processes.

    From 1999 to 2009 and 2012 to 2014, Marion Jansen held various positions in the Economic Research and Statistics Division of the World Trade Organization (WTO). She played a key role in setting up the WTO’s flagship publication, the World Trade Report. She provided economic advice to trade dispute panels, co-led the WTO Chairs Programme and provided support to different WTO working parties and working groups. She was also the WTO author of the first ever joint ILO-WTO publication: “Trade and Employment: Challenges for Policy Research” (2007).

    From 2009 to 2014, Marion Jansen led the Trade and Employment Programme at the International Labour Office. In that role, she facilitated the ILO’s entry into the UNCEB Cluster on Trade and Productive Capacity. The ILO’s technical assistance tool “Skills for Trade and Economic Diversification” was developed under her lead.
    After her PhD, Marion Jansen spent a year in London working for Maxwell Stamp PLC on assignments related to trade policy, the UK housebuilding sector and EU labour market policies.

    Marion Jansen holds a holds a PhD in economics from the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona, Spain) and undergraduate degrees from the Universities of Toulouse (France), Konstanz (Germany) and Passau (Germany). She has lectured at the University of Geneva, the World Trade Institute, the Universitat Pompeu Fabra and the European University on international trade, the use of economics in trade disputes, socioeconomic effects of globalization and managerial economics. Her full publication list can be accessed under her Google Scholar Profile.

    As a German national, Marion Jansen grew up in the Netherlands. Next to German and Dutch, she speaks English, French, Italian and Spanish.