Amelia Santos Paulino


Chief, Investment Issues & Analysis Section

Dr. Amelia U. Santos-Paulino is Chief of the Investment Research Section Chief of Investment Issues Section at UNCTAD’s Division on Investment and Enterprise, and Deputy Editor of the Transnational Corporations Journal. Previously, she was a Senior Economist at UNCTAD’s Africa, Least Developed Countries and Special Programmes Division. Before joining UNCTAD, she was Research Fellow and Project Director in the United Nations University’s World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER) in Helsinki, Research Fellow in the University of Sussex’s Institute of Development Studies, and Senior Research Economist in the Central Bank of the Dominican Republic. She served as Senior Adviser of the Dominican Republic’s Government on International Trade and Investment for the negotiations of the US-DR-CAFTA Free Trade Agreement, amongst other full-time posts within the civil service and academia of the Dominican Republic. She has also held visiting posts at the University of California, Davis, the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, Fudan University in Shanghai, and the Asian Development Bank Institute in Tokyo. Her work has been published in journals including the Economic Journal, Cambridge Journal of Economics, and World Development, and has also edited books published by Oxford University Press and Cambridge University Press. She holds PhD and MA degrees in Economics from the University of Kent in the UK.

Sessions With Amelia Santos Paulino

Tuesday, 22 June

  • 01:35pm - 02:20pm (CET) / 22/jun/2021 11:35 am - 22/jun/2021 12:20 pm


    Free Zone Development


    The battle is heating up between ports to attract manufacturers, online retail giants and end-to-end supply chain providers to their locations, with some blue chip companies even changing continents to serve their go-to-market strategies. In this insightful session, get a better handle on what the Free Zone concept entails from a regulatory, operational and practical perspective.