José Guilherme Reis is the Trade Practice Manager for the World Bank Group’s Trade & Competitiveness Global Practice. He joined the Bank in 2004 and his work program has been focused on the microeconomic agenda for growth in Latin America and topics related to competitiveness. He led several studies on competitiveness, trade, and growth in countries in different parts of the world.
Past positions include Secretary for Economic Policy with the Ministry of Finance in Brazil, 2001-2002 and Chief of Economic Advisors with the Ministry of Planning and Budget, 1999-2001. Jose holds a Master’s degree in Economics and Public Finance from the Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, where he has been Professor at the Department of Economics since 1983.