Marta Reis Castilho holds a Ph.D. in International Economics (1999) from the University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne and a Master’s degree in Industrial Economics from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (1994). Currently, she is a Professor at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro where she is the executive coordinator of the Research Group on Industry and Competitiveness (GIC) and the Adjoint Director for Graduate Studies at the Institute of Economics. During the academic year of 2018-2019, she was a visiting researcher at the Complutense Institute for International Studies, Madrid. She has worked as a consultant for several international or national organisms such as ECLAC, ITC/WTO-UNCTAD, and IPEA (Institute for Applied Economics Research, Brazil). Most of her research focuses on international trade, productive structure, and commercial policy issues, with emphasis on Brazil and other Latin American countries. Among her recent research projects, it figures studies on the determinants of the integration of countries into global value chains and the social and gender impacts of trade specialization and agreements.