Douglas H. Brooks is Assistant Chief Economist and director of the Development Indicators and Policy Research Division at the Asian Development Bank. His research focuses mostly on the areas of international trade and investment. He has also worked as the Acting Director of Research and a Senior Research Fellow at the Asian Development Bank Institute in Tokyo, as Director in the Country Economic Analysis Department of the Export-Import Bank of Japan and the Japan Bank for International Cooperation, and as an economist in the United Nations system, US government and academia. His recent books include Trade Facilitation and Regional Cooperation in Asia, edited with Susan F. Stone (2010), Infrastructure’s Role in Reducing Asia’s Trade Costs: Building for Trade, with David Hummels (2009), and Infrastructure and Trade in Asia, with Jayant Menon (2008). He is also the author of numerous articles in professional journals.