Hiau Looi Kee is a Lead Economist with the Trade Team of the World Bank Research Department. Her research focuses on trade and productivity growth at the firm and aggregate levels. Her current projects include studying the global value chains and domestic value added in exports, large scale estimations of trade policy measurements in terms of import demand elasticities, ad valorem equivalent of non-tariff measures and trade restrictiveness indexes. Her work has been published in top general interests and field journals, such as the American Economic Review, Review of Economics and Statistics and the Journal of International Economics. She has a Ph.D. in economics from the University of California at Davis.