Elena Ianchovichina is Senior Economist in the World Bank’s Economic Policy and Debt Department. She manages the Diagnostic Facility for Shared Growth and the programme on sustainable, inclusive growth in the department. Her work focuses on country-specific analysis of economic growth, growth in Emerging Asia, fiscal and trade reform. She has previously worked in the World Bank’s Research Department, and East Asia and Pacific Region. She graduated with a PhD degree from Purdue University in 1998 and has since published more than 25 journal articles and book chapters on a number of special topics including China’s World Trade Organization (WTO) accession, export processing arrangements, market access for least developed countries, trade and poverty, and subnational fiscal reform. Prior to joining the World Bank, she was Assistant Professor in international trade at Kansas State University.