Dr. Raed Safadi is currently the Deputy Director of the Trade and Agriculture Directorate at the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). Prior to assuming his current position in mid 2009, Dr. Safadi served as Chief Economist for the Government of Dubai. There, he led the team entrusted with redefining the economic pillar in Dubai’s Strategic Plan 2015 and with shielding the Emirate from the 2009 global economic crisis.
Raed specialises in the empirical and policy analysis of international trade. He has published an extensive array of books and articles covering such areas as trade and development, regional trading arrangements, tariffs and non-tariff barriers, special and differential treatment, trade and environment, and the world trading system. His current research interests include globalisation and labour market issues. Raed has previously worked for the World Bank and has been a consultant for a number of governments, regional development banks and a number of UN agencies.