Gilles Carbonnier is professor of development economics and director of studies at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva. He is editor-in-chief of the e-journal International Development Policy and serves as President of the Centre for Education and Research in Humanitarian Action. His research and publications focus on the political economy of humanitarian crises and responses, as well as on the governance of natural resources and illicit financial flows. His latest book entitled Humanitarian Economics. War, Disaster and the Global Aid Market (Hurst & Oxford University Press, 2016) examines in particular the potential for partnerships between humanitarian and business organizations. Gilles Carbonnier has over twenty years of professional experience in international trade, development cooperation and humanitarian action.