Fabian Mendez Ramos is an economist in the Development Research Group (DECRG) of the World Bank in the Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia’s office. Fabian’s interests are focused on forecasting economic processes and long-term growth analysis. His current research activities involve the study of mechanisms behind drivers of economic growth intersecting topics as natural resources, uncertainty, agribusiness, poverty, and trade. Fabian joined the World Bank in 2013 working at the Development Prospects Group (DECPG) where he contributed in two World Bank publications, the Global Monitoring Report (GMR) and the Global Economic Prospects (GEP). Prior to joining the World Bank, Fabian finished a PhD in applied economics at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas.