Mr. Salamat Ali is an empirical trade economist. He worked as a core member of the drafting team responsible for preparing the Commonwealth’s flagship publication on international trade. His professional and research interests concentrate on trade policy analysis, trade costs, and public financial management in developing countries. Mr Ali completed his Masters in International Economic Policy Management from the London School of Economics, UK in 2013. Prior to that he worked for the Customs Service of Pakistan for 15 years, where he administered import and export policies of the government. Currently, Mr. Ali is finalising his PhD dissertation at the School of Economics, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom.