International economic 

About me

My name is Derek Carnegie. Based in Geneva, Switzerland, I provide clients with assistance in researching and writing about trade, investment, and economic development. My experience includes fifteen years working in government, international organisations, and academia on these and related policy issues.

I design quantitative and qualitative analyses and work to build narratives highlighting their implications for firms and policymakers. 

Previous clients have included international organisations, aid agencies, research centres, and multinational corporations.

Curriculum vitae

Areas of expertise

International trade & investment

Trade trends and potential, attracting and leveraging international investment, policy priorities and strategy design

Inclusive & sustainable growth

Green investment, sustainable agriculture, strategies for economic empowerment of women and youth, regional development

Productivity & competitiveness

Identification of productivity growth drivers in agriculture and manufacturing sectors, design of policies for enhancing firm competitiveness and efficiency

Private sector & small business development

Identifying barriers to entrepreneurship, formalisation, and business growth; structural transformation; SME export assistance

E-commerce & the digital economy

Domestic and cross-border e-commerce and opportunities for SMEs, digital development priorities


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