Hubert Escaith

World Trade Organization and DEFI, Université de la Méditerranée.

Hubert Escaith holds a Master in Economics (1976) from the University of Aix-Marseille (France) and a doctorate in Mathematics Applied to Economics (1982) from the University for Social Sciences in Toulouse (France). He also has a Master in Management Information and Decision Support Systems (1988) from the Ecole Supérieure de Sciences Economiques et Commerciales (ESSEC, Paris, France).

After a research post in economics and statistics with the French "Delégation à la Recherche scientifique et technique", he joined the UN in 1982. His first assignment was in the Middle East, where he worked on food security issues and rural development. He moved to Latin America in 1988, first in Mexico, then in Santiago. He held various positions, focusing on economics and statistics, trade and regional integration. In October 2006, he left his post of Director of the ECLAC Statistics and Economic Projections Division to join the WTO as Chief Statistician.

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