Heather Taylor-Strauss is Economic Affairs Officer, Investment and Enterprise Development Section, Trade, Investment and Innovation Division of the UNESCAP. She leads UNESCAP’s research and policy advisory work on FDI. She has also worked in the Office of the Executive Secretary and the Macroeconomic Policy division in UNESCAP. Prior UNESCAP, she worked at the Asian Development Bank and held researcher positions at Goethe University, Trinity College, and the Sadar Patel Institute for Economic and Social Research. At these institutions she led 4 projects and authored several publications on outward FDI. She holds a PhD from Goethe University (Germany).