Caroline Freund is the Chief Economist in the Middle East and North Africa Region of the World Bank. She has also worked at the IMF and the Federal Reserve Board. Her research focuses on economic growth, international trade, and international finance. She is the author of numerous academic and policy papers on international trade, development, and current account adjustment. Her work has appeared in journals such as the American Economic Review, the Quarterly Journal of Economics and the Journal of International Economics. She is on the board of the Economic Research Forum headquartered in Cairo, the Gender Economic Research and Policy Analysis, and on the editorial board of the World Bank Economic Review and a member of the Center for Economic Policy Research. She holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Columbia University.