Adnan Seric is research manager at the Department of Policy, Research and Statistics (PRS) of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) where he leads department’s work on global value chains and foreign direct investments. Prior to joining PRS, Adnan has been part of UNIDO’s trade and investment team leading the design and implementation of technical assistance programs in multiple countries, especially in the Africa, Eastern Europe and Southeast Asia region. His research has been published widely in peer-reviewed journals, books, special reports, policy briefs, social media and blogs. Previously, he worked as an economist at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) where he has conducted policy research and provided advisory services on trade and investment related issues in the Europe and Central Asia (ECA) region. Adnan holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of St Andrews (UK).