• The WTO, trade and regulatory issues and the world economy

    September 25 2008, 09:15 - 09:15
    Location: AmCham
    Patrick Messerlin is professor of economics at Sciences Po, where he has been director of the think tank, Groupe d’Economie Mondiale (GEM) since its creation in 1998.  He specializes in international trade policy and regulatory impact assessment.  He will speak on his current research into WTO progress, EU commercial policy, services liberalization and the associated “Better regulations” initiatives, and more generally on global economic issues of interest to the private sector.

    In 2001-2002, Messerlin was a special advisor to Mike Moore, WTO Director General.  In 2003-2005, he served as co-chair of the United Nations Millenium Development Goals Task Force on Trade for Development.  Since June 2008, he has been serving as co-chair of the UK Department for International Development Task Force on Global Finance and Trade ArchitectureMesserlin is the author of many books, most recently Measuring the Costs of Protection in Europe: European Commercial Policy in the 2000s (Peterson Institute for International Economics 2001), and Europe after the No Votes (Institute of Economic Affairs 2006).  He has also written over a hundred articles for professional journals.