Chiara Piovani is a consultant at the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) in the Trade, Gender and Development Programme, Division on International Trade in Goods and Services, and Commodities.

Chiara is working on the customization of UNCTAD’s online course on trade and gender to selected regional economic communities. Specifically, her current responsibilities include an analysis of the impact of regional trade integration in the Southern African Development Community and the Southern Common Market (Mercosur) on women’s well-being and gender inequalities.

She is an associate professor in economics at the University of Denver. Her expertise lies in the areas of development economics, environmental economics and gender economics. Her research centres on the Chinese economy and on the impact of globalization on social welfare examined from a gender perspective. 

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