Gilles Carbonnier

Gilles Carbonnier is professor of development economics at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva. He is editor-in-chief of International Development Policy, President of Directors, Centre for Education and Research in Humanitarian Action, and Vice-President of the European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes. His teaching and research focus on the energy-development nexus and the governance of extractive resources, international development policies, humanitarianism, the political economy of armed conflict. He holds a PhD in economics (Neuchatel University, Switzerland).

Gilles Carbonnier sits in the Swiss Consultative Commission for International Development Cooperation, and is member of the Guilé Engagement Team advising investment funds over sustainability and human rights issues. Between 1992 and 1996, he was in charge of multilateral trade negotiations with the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs, and has been advising Vietnam during its accession to the WTO between 1996 and 1999. From 1989 to 1991, Gilles Carbonnier was a delegate of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Iraq, Sri Lank, Ethiopia and El Salvador. He joined the ICRC again from 1999 to 2006 as the Organization’s economic adviser and head of private-sector relations, which involved fieldwork in places like Colombia, Indonesia, the Balkans, Western and Central Africa and the Palestinian Territories.