David Laborde biography

Dr. David Laborde Debucquet joined IFPRI, Washington DC, in 2007. He is a Senior Research Fellow in the Markets, Trade and Institutions Division and the Theme Leader on Macroeconomics and Trade for IFPRI.

His research interests include globalization, international trade, measurement and modeling of protectionism, multilateral and regional trade liberalization as well as environmental issues (climate change, biofuels). He has developed the MAcMapHS6 on tariffs as well as the TASTE software. He is a contributor to the GTAP database and a GTAP research fellow since 2005 and received the Alan Powell award in 2018. Since 2015, he has been focusing on costing the roadmap to achieving SDG2 in a globalized context while considering the role of goods, capital, and migration flows.

Beyond his work on databases, he has developed several partial and general equilibrium models applied to trade policy and environmental issues, including the MIRAGE and MIRAGRODEP models and their extensions.

He is also engaged in various capacity strengthening exercises by delivering training sessions for researchers and policy makers in several developing countries, with a special focus on sub-Saharan Africa and is actively involved in the AGRODEP network.