WIPO-WTO Joint Workshop on Intellectual Property Rights and Transfer of Technology

(Geneva, November 17, 2003)

Speaker - Keith E. Maskus

Keith E. Maskus is Professor and Chair of Economics at the University of Colorado, Boulder, USA. In 2001-2002 he was a Lead Economist in the Development Research Group at the World Bank. He is also a Research Fellow at the Institute for International Economics. He has been a visiting senior economist at the U.S. Department of State, a visiting professor at the University of Adelaide, and serves also as a consultant for the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development. He was the editor of The World Economy: the Americas. Maskus received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Michigan in 1981. He has written extensively about various aspects of international trade, including empirical testing of trade models and determinants of foreign direct investment. His current research focuses on the international economic aspects of protecting intellectual property rights. He is the author of Intellectual Property Rights in the Global Economy, published by the Institute for International Economics.