Editor-in-chief, International Development Policy Series
President of the Board of Directors, Centre for Education and Research in Humanitarian Action (CERAH)
PhD in Economics, Neuchâtel University
Gilles Carbonnier is professor of development economics at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies since February 2007. He is editor-in-chief of International Development Policy since 2008, and President of the board of directors of CERAH, the Centre for Education and Research in Humanitarian Action (CERAH). His research and publications focus on the energy-development nexus and the governance of extractive resources, as well as on humanitarianism, the political economy of armed conflict and international development cooperation.
Gilles Carbonnier has over 20 years of professional experience in international trade, development cooperation and humanitarian action:
- From 1989 to 1991, Gilles Carbonnier was a delegate of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Iraq, Sri Lanka, Ethiopia and El Salvador. He joined the ICRC again from 1999 to 2006 as the organisation’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.
- Between 1992 and 1996, he was in charge of international development cooperation programmes and multilateral trade negotiations with the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO), and advised Vietnam on its accession to the WTO between 1996 and 1999.
Gilles Carbonnier is Vice-President of the European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes since 2011, and a board member of Doctors without Borders (MSF-Switzerland) since 2008. He also sits in the Federal Commission for International Development Cooperation and advises investment funds over sustainability and human rights issues.