Marion Jansen

Chief Economist, International Trade Centre (ITC)

Marion is the Chief Economist of ITC and in this position responsible for the recently published ITC flagship publication “SME Competitiveness Outlook 2015”. Previous to joining ITC, Marion was a counsellor in the Economic Research and Statistics Division of the World Trade Organization, an organization she first joined in 1999 after a short spell in the private sector (London, UK). From 2009 to 2012 she was the head of Trade and Employment Programme at the ILO. Her publications in the field of international trade and global governance include a volume on the internationalization of financial services and articles on regional services liberalization. She is currently co-editing a volume on the “Economics of Trade Disputes and Investor-State Disputes” (CUP).


8 March 2017
For some time, it was possible to win the hearts of trade-sceptics by providing explicit numbers reflecting the losses from protectionism, but the larger public seems to have become increasingly indifferent to evidence-based debates. In today’s world a majority of individuals appear to expect the...

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20 February 2017
À une certaine époque, il était possible de convaincre ceux qui doutaient des bienfaits du commerce au moyen de statistiques explicites reflétant le coût du protectionnisme. Il semble aujourd’hui que le grand public est devenu indifférent aux discussions fondées sur les faits. Cet article appelle à...
4 June 2012
In the context of trade negotiations it is customary to hear or read statements regarding the job creation potential of trade reform. Indeed, evidence shows that some countries have been successful in creating significant amounts of well paid and high quality jobs in expanding export sectors...