Montague Lord is an economist with over 30 years of experience in applied economic policy research and analysis. Following 20 years as a research economist at the Inter-American Development Bank in Washington, DC, he is currently undertaking independent research and consulting assignments throughout the world in trade and investment, macroeconomics, international finance, and private sector development. He has directed numerous projects with business organizations, universities, governments and international development partners like the World Bank, IMF, OECD, ADB, IDB, UNDP, USAID, JICA and WTO. He has written extensively on Asian and Latin American trade and private sector development. He divides his time between his offices in Washington, DC, Barcelona, and Bangkok.