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Lucio Vinhas de Souza

Senior Economist

LUCIO VINHAS DE SOUZA, Senior Economist, was until August 2010 the official responsible for Russia and Belarus at the Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs (DG-ECFIN) of the European Commission in Brussels, Belgium, a position he held for several years. He is currently on temporary leave from the European Commission, working at the World Bank Headquarters in Washington, DC, at DECPG. He also currently holds positions as Associate Fellow/Associate Lecturer in several research institutes and universities in Western and Eastern Europe.

Dr. Vinhas de Souza is a Portuguese citizen. Born in 1966, he has B.A. and M.Sc. degrees in Economics by the FE/UNL in Lisbon, Portugal, and a Ph.D. in Economics by the Erasmus University in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

Dr. Vinhas de Souza formerly held the position of Economist at the United Nations Secretariat, at the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC). He has also held positions as a Senior Economist and Coordinator of Research Area at the Kiel Institute for World Economics (IfW) in Germany, as a Fellow at the ECARES-Free University of Brussels, as a Visiting Researcher at the Central Banks of Estonia and Germany, and authored, managed and worked in several European Union, European Parliament, World Bank Group and USAID projects.

Dr. Vinhas de Souza main research areas are in macroeconomics, monetary and international economics. He has a considerable list of publications in different languages, including Russian.

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An initial estimation of the economic effects of the creation of the EurAsEC customs union on its members (English)

This note provides an initial estimation of some of the economic effects of creating the Eurasian Economic Community (EurAsEC) customs union. Relying on the computable general equilibrium model from the Global Trade Analysis Project (GTAP), results of the simulations consistently support the conclusion that, as an arrangement, the EurAsEC customs union (CU) will be a gross domestic product (GDP)-reducing framework in which the negative trade-diversion effects surpass positive trade-creation ones. ... See More +

Brief 59227 JAN 01, 2011

De Souza, Lucio Vinhas Disclosed