Nov 2006, Globalization of Services



Joseph Francois

Joseph Francois (Ph.D., University of Maryland) is a professor of economics at the Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam since 1996. Dr Francois is also a fellow of the Tinbergen Institute and the Centre for Economic Policy Research, director of the European Trade Study Group, and a board member of the Global Trade Analysis Project. Past professional incarnations have included working as a research economist for the World Trade Organization, and as chief of research for the U.S. International Trade Commission.  

Mattias Ganslandt

Mattias Ganslandt is a Ph.D. in Economics (Lund University, Sweden). He is currently a research fellow at the Research Institute of Industrial Economics in Stockholm and affiliated with SNS – Centre for Business and Policy Studies. Dr Ganslandt’s research is focused on microeconomic theory, intellectual property rights, antitrust and international competition. He has written several research and policy papers on the effects of parallel trade in the European Union. Ganslandt was Secretary General of the Swedish Economic Association from 2002 to 2006.

Bernard Hoekman

Bernard Hoekman (Ph.D., University of Michigan) is the manager of the international trade team of the Development Research Group of the World Bank. Dr Hoekman has worked extensively on trade related projects and lending operations in the Middle East and North Africa and economies in transition. His research focuses on the functioning of the multilateral trading system (WTO), international transactions in services, the relationship between competition and trade policy, the economics of regional economic integration, and channels of international technology diffusion. Between 1988 and 1993 he was on the staff of the GATT Secretariat in Geneva, where he worked as a research economist and provided support to the Uruguay Round negotiating group on services. He is a graduate of the Erasmus University Rotterdam, holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Michigan and is a Research Fellow of the London-based Centre for Economic Policy Research.

J. Bradford Jensen

J. Bradford Jensen (Ph.D., Stanford University) serves as deputy director at the Institute for International Economics. Prior to joining the Institute in 2003, Dr Jensen served as director of the Center for Economic Studies, a research institute within the U.S. Bureau of the Census, where he directed the Center's research program, managed its Research Data Center network, and supervised its relationships with collaborating universities and research organizations. His recent work examines the relationship between trade and firm performance and the impact of trade in services on the U.S. economy.

Catherine L. Mann

Catherine Mann (Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology) has been a senior fellow at the Institute for International Economics in Washington since 1997. Previously, Dr Mann served as assistant director of the International Finance Division at the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, senior international economist on the President's Council of Economic Advisers at the White House, and adviser to the chief economist at the World Bank. Her current work focuses on the economic and policy issues of global information, communications, and technology, particularly with reference to the US economy, labour market, and international trade.

James R. Markusen

James Markusen (Ph.D., Boston College, 1973) is a professor of economics at University of Colorado, Boulder. Dr Markusen is specializing in the theory of international trade, and direct foreign investment. His primary contributions to the theory of international trade involve analyses of imperfect competition, increasing returns to scale and multinational corporations. Professor Markusen has been designated a University of Colorado Distinguished Professor. This title is extended to recognize his contributions to economics and high degree of international visibility.

Keith E. Maskus

Keith Maskus (Ph.D., University of Michigan, 1981) is a professor of economics at University of Colorado, Boulder. Dr Maskus is a specialist in international trade policy and empirical verification of comparative advantage models. His recent research has analyzed the welfare economics of different international levels of protection for intellectual property rights and restrictions on direct foreign investment. He has served as visiting scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, as visiting senior trade economist at the Department of State in Washington, D.C., as a research fellow at the Institute for International Economics, and as consultant to the World Intellectual Property Organization, the Commission of the European Communities, and the World Bank.

Pehr-Johan Norbäck

Pehr-Johan Norbäck (Ph.D., Stockholm University) is a researcher at the Research Institute of Industrial Economics in Stockholm. Dr Norbäck does research in three main areas: (i) Mergers and acquisitions on international concentrated markets, (ii) Testing the theory of international trade and investments and (iii) Entrepreneurship and the product market.

Lars Persson

Lars Persson (Ph.D., Stockholm University) is the deputy director of the Research Institute of Industrial Economics in Stockholm. His research focuses on industrial economics, international investments, competition policy, and innovations. He has published several research and policy papers on the efficiency and welfare effects of cross-border mergers & acquisitions. Dr Persson is affiliated to Centre for Economic Policy Research in London and to Swedish Foundation for Small Business Research. He also serves as an economic expert at the District Court of Stockholm, and has been visiting professor at the European University Institute and Purdue University.



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