Economist, Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department, Asian Development Bank

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Dr. Elisabetta Gentile is an economist at the Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department of the Asian Development Bank (ADB). She performs policy-oriented research focusing on innovation, technology, and education. She has authored several journal articles, technical reports, and a book. She is editor of the Global Value Chain Development Report 2021.

Prior to joining ADB, Dr. Gentile was a lecturer at the Department of Economics of the National University of Singapore, where she focused on economic integration and development. Before she became an economist, Dr. Gentile worked as a financial analyst at the United Nations and the European Commission, where she participated directly in the budget negotiations, and subsequently for a multinational corporation.

Dr. Gentile has a Ph.D. and M.A. in Economic from the University of Houston. She also has a M.S. in Financial Management from the New Jersey Institute of Technology, and a Laurea in Public Policy and International Organizations from Università degli Studi di Siena (Italy).

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