Paulo Guilherme Correa, a Brazilian national, is a Practice Manager for Trade and Competitiveness Global Practice, Europe and Central Asia region of the World Bank Group. Prior to this position, Correa worked with the Brazil Country Management Unit, where he advised the government on productivity-driven reforms, and as the Secretary for Economic Affairs (SEAE) of Brazil’s Ministry of Finance between March 2015 – February 2016.
Since he joined the Bank in 2002, Paulo Correa has led lending operations, technical assistance activities and analytical work such as country reports and policy research papers in the areas of productivity; trade and innovation; competition and the business environment and private participation in infrastructure. He has experience in Albania, Brazil, Croatia, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Panama, Poland, Romania, Russia, Turkey and Ukraine. More recently, he was the leading author for the "Public Expenditure Review on Science, Technology and Innovation – A Guidance Note”. World Bank, September 2014, an attempt to help countries analyze and improve the quality of public spending on innovation.
Before joining the Bank, Paulo was a Deputy State Secretary at the Ministry of Finance, Brazil (Jan. 1999- Dec. 2001) in the Ministry of Finance; a consultant for the government of Panama on competition policy, trade remedy and consumer protection; an economist at the Brazil National Development Bank (1994-96), and a researcher with Brazil’s Foundation for International Trade Studies (1992-94). Paulo lectured on microeconomics; international trade, economic development, the economics of antitrust and regulation and history of economic thought for about 10 years between 1992-02. He holds a M.Sc. in Economics, University of Western Ontario (1996-97) and a M.Sc. in Industrial Economics, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (1991-94).