Albert A. (“Bert”) Foer – President, The American Antitrust Institute
Albert A. (“Bert”) Foer is the founder and president of The American Antitrust Institute, an independent research, education, and advocacy organization headquartered in Washington, DC. (The website is www.antitrustinstitute.org.)Mr. Foer’s career has included private law practice in Washington, DC (Hogan & Hartson, Jackson & Campbell); the Federal Senior Executive Service (as Assistant Director and Acting Deputy Director of the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Competition); CEO of a mid-sized chain of retail jewelry stores for twelve years; trade association and non-profit leadership; and teaching antitrust to undergraduate and graduate business school students at Johns Hopkins University and George Washington University. He has published numerous articles and reviews relating to competition policy. Foer is a graduate of the University of Chicago Law School where he was an associate editor of the law review, and holds an A.B. (magna cum laude) from Brandeis University and an M.A. in political science from Washington University. He serves on the advisory boards of the Antitrust Bulletin and the Loyola Consumer Antitrust Institute, the steering committee of INCSOC, and is a member of ASCOLA. Read More
Scott Jacobs – Managing Director, Jacobs and Associates, The International Trade Centre, USA
Scott H. Jacobs, Managing Director, is among the leading international experts on regulatory reform. He has advised governments in 45 countries on improving regulatory practices to support economic performance. He developed and directed the Program on Regulatory Reform in the Paris-based Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) from 1995 to 2001. At the OECD, he wrote the first international standard on regulatory quality. He led multi-disciplinary teams into numerous countries to produce the OECD’s influential country reviews of regulatory practices, the most detailed studies of regulatory reform available today, together with policy options for improving regulatory and economic performance. His work in regulatory reform began in 1985 in the U.S. Office of Management and Budget in the Office of the President. He has written 18 books and many articles, and spoken at conferences worldwide. He received his graduate degree from Princeton University. Read More
Alok Ray – Professor of Economics, Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, Kolkata, India
Dr. Alok Ray is currently Professor of Economics, Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, India. He obtained his Ph.D from the University of Rochester, USA. Professor Ray has taught in Calcutta University, Delhi School of Economics (India), Cornell University (USA), University of Rochester (USA), Queen’s University (Canada) and Monash University (Australia). He is the author of a book: Trade, Protection and Economic Policy (Macmillan) and many articles in leading international journals. He also writes regular columns in The Telegraph, The Hindu Business Line and The Deccan Herald.Professor Ray has been a consultant to the United Nations, the World Bank, Government of India, Government of West Bengal and several private sector companies.He is a recipient of the prestigious V.K.R.V. Rao Award in Economics for his research contributions. His major areas of specialization are International Economics and Economics of Development. Read More
David Lewis – Chairman, Competition Tribunal, South Africa
David Lewis received his training in economics from the Universities of the Witwatersrand and Cape Town. Between 1975 and 1990 he worked in the trade union movement, serving as General Secretary of the General Workers Union and national organiser of the Transport and General Workers Union. In 1990 he returned to the School of Economics at the University of Cape Town where he directed the Development Policy Research Unit, specialising in trade and industrial policy. Between 1994 and 1996 Lewis served as Special Advisor to the Minister of Labour and chaired the Presidential Commission on Labour Market Policy. Lewis has published widely in the fields of industrial policy, labour market policy and trade union history. Lewis was a member of the Task Team advising the Minister of Trade and Industry on the development of competition policy and participated in the drafting of the Competition Act. He served as a member of the Competition Board from January 1998 and chaired the Board from January-August 1999. With the promulgation of the Competition Act in September 1999 Lewis was appointed Chairperson of the Competition Tribunal. He is a Vice Chairman of the Steering Group of the International Competition Network. From 1999-2002 Lewis served on the board of the National Research Foundation, the government agency responsible for funding research in the natural and social sciences at tertiary educational institutions. Since 1995 Lewis has served on the Board of Directors of the Industrial Development Corporation, the state owned industrial development financial institution. He is presently Deputy Chairman of the board of the IDC. Read More
Dr. Philip Marsden – Director, Competition Law Forum, The British Institute of International and Comparative Law, UK
Dr. Philip Marsden is the Director of the Competition Law Forum and Senior Research Fellow at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law, London and a Founding Director of WTI Advisors, the trade consultancy affiliated with the World Trade Institute, Berne. Dr Marsden earned a D.Phil at Oxford University, Faculty of Law; an LL.M in European Law at Leicester University, and an LL.B and B.A. (Hons) at the University of Toronto. He qualified as a Barrister and Solicitor at the Law Society of Upper Canada in 1991, and has been in private practice with law firms in Toronto, Tokyo and most recently with Linklaters in London, where he specialised in merger control and general competition and trade law advice. Notable transactions included: Vodafone/Mannesmann; Infostrada/ENEL; Hutchison/ECT; and E&Y/Andersen. From 1994-1996, he was a case officer with the Economics and International Affairs Branch of the Canadian Competition Bureau. Dr Marsden is a frequent media commentator and contributor on competition and trade issues, with articles appearing in the European Competition Law Review; Competition Law Insight; European Antitrust Review; International Business Lawyer and World Competition Law & Economics Review. He contributed a chapter to Antitrust Goes Global (Washington/London: Brookings, 2000) and to EC Competition Law (4ed) (Oxford: OUP, 2003) and is co-editor of the European Competition Journal (Hart Publishing) and Current Competition Law yearbook (BIICL). His book A Competition Policy for the WTO was published by Cameron May in 2003. His current research interests include: abuse of market power, exclusionary business practices in developing countries, and international enforcement cooperation. Read More
Gesner Oliveira – Professor, FGVSP, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Gesner Oliveira is a doctorate in economics from the University of California, at Berkeley. He did his masters in Economics from the State University of Campinas, Brazil.
Present Positions and Activities
Professor of Economics at Getulio Vargas Foundation, Sao Paulo; President of Instituto Tendencias de Direito e Economia; Partner at Tendencias Consultoria Integrada responsible for the area of regulation and competition policy; Director for International Affairs of the Brazilian Institute of Competition and Consumer Relations – IBRAC; Has the name included in the list of Brazilian experts indicated by the Brazilian Foreign Ministry to participate in World Trade Organisation panels.
President of Administrative Council of Economic Defense – CADE (Brazilian Antitrust Agency) during 1996-2000; Vice-Secretary for Economic Policy at the Ministry of Finance during 1993-1996. He has written several papers, books on competition policy and regulatory issues. . Read More
Cezley Sampson – National Director, Energy Efficiency Advisor, Regulatory Governance Lecturer, Industry Regulation and Comp. Policy, Jamaica
Dr. Cezley Sampson is an Advisor on Energy and Public Sector Rationalization in the Cabinet Office Government of Jamaica. He is also Part- Time Lecturer in the Department of Government, University of the West Indies, where he lectures Regulation of Utilities and Financial Markets and Competition. He has worked as Senior Economist, Oxford Policy Management, Oxford England; UK Government DFID contracted Lead Adviser to the Government of Tanzania on Privatisation and Regulation; Head of the Mona School of Business, University of the West Indies; Special Adviser to the Prime Minister P. J. Patterson of Jamaica. He has also served as Chairman of the Jamaica Institute of Management and Chairman Several SOEs in Jamaica. He has consulted for Commonwealth Secretariat, the World Bank, the IADB, USAID and ADB on reforming, privatizing and regulating utilities. He has a PhD from The University of the West Indies and a MA from Lancaster University, England and is a Fellow of the Jamaica Institute of Management. Read More
S Chakravarthy – Competition Policy Expert, India
Dr. S Chakravarthy is a Civil Servant by profession, having been a Member of the Indian Administrative Service.
He is a Masters Degree holder in Mathematics and Statistics having stood
First Class First in the University. After joining the Government, he got a Doctorate Degree in Management from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. Subsequently, he secured a Law Degree from Delhi University. In addition, he has certificates in Public Administration and Public Enterprises from the University of Manchester, UK and Harvard University, USA.
His experience as a Civil Servant in India over 4 decades (1961-2002) has been essential in the areas of Industries, Commerce, Management of State-Owned Enterprises, Corporate Law Implementation and Competition Law Enforcement. Competition Policy, Industrial Development, and Export Promotion have been central to his specialization. Specifically, this includes the formulation and implementation of industrial policies of the Government of India, the revival of sick State-Owned Enterprises and adjudicating disputes under corporate and competition laws. Competition Law enforcement and management, International Trade and dealing with WTO issues with a strong emphasis on consumer and public interest have been his focus area in the past decade.
Among the top assignments he held were Special Chief Secretary to Government and Member, Monopolies and Restrictive Trade Practices Commission. As Member, Company Law Board and Member, Monopolies and Restrictive Trade Practices Commission, his experience as adjudicating Tribunal is around 10 years. Presently, he is Advisor/Consultant on Competition Policy and Law. He is also a fellow of CUTS Centre for Competition, Investment & Economic Regulation, Jaipur.
*He is also the member of Academic Council, CIRC. Read More
Eleanor M. Fox – Professor, New York University School of Law, USA
Eleanor M. Fox is the Walter J. Derenberg Professor of Trade Regulation at New York University School of Law, where she teaches antitrust, European Union law, international and comparative competition policy, and torts. Her scholarship is in the area of competition, trade, development, and global governance. She was a partner and is of counsel at the New York law firm Simpson Thacher & Bartlett. She served as a member of the International Competition Policy Advisory Committee to the Attorney General and the Assistant Attorney General for Antitrust of the United States Department of Justice (1997-2000) and as a Commissioner on President Carter’s National Commission for the Review of Antitrust Laws and Procedures (1978-79). Professor Fox is a member of the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law and is a Director of the American Foreign Law Association. She is a frequent visitor and lecturer at the Competition Directorate of the European Commission. She has advised numerous new antitrust jurisdictions, including South Africa, Indonesia, Russia and the Central and Eastern European nations. She has also served as Chair of the Section of Antitrust and Economic Regulation of the Association of American Law Schools, Chair of the New York State Bar Association’s Section on Antitrust Law, Vice President of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, Vice Chair of the ABA Antitrust Section, and Trustee of New York University Law centre Foundation. Her books include Cases and Materials on U.S. Antitrust in Global Context (2d ed. Thomson/West 2004) (with Lawrence Sullivan and Rudolph Peritz), European Union Law: Cases and Materials (2d ed. West 2002) (with G. Bermann, R. Goebel and W. Davey), a merger treatise, and a book on competition policy in Central Europe (all co-authored). Her articles and essays include: International Antitrust and the Doha Dome, 43 Va. J. Int’l L. 911 (2003) and What is Harm to Competition? Exclusionary Practices and Anticompetitive Effect, 70 Antitrust L.J. 371 (2002). Read More
Eduardo Perez Motta – President, Federal Commission on Competition, Mexico, D.F.
In August 2004 he was appointed Chairman of the Federal Commission on Competition (CFC). Before joining the CFC, Perez Motta was Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Mexico to the World Trade Organization, in charge of preparing Mexico’s participation in the Doha Ministerial Conference (2001) and the Mexican Chairmanship at Cancún in 2003.From 1998 to 2000, he acted as head of the Representation Office of the Ministry of Trade and Industrial Development (SECOFI) in Brussels, where he coordinated the Mexican team during the negotiation of the FTA between Mexico and the European Union. Prior to his appointment in Brussels, Pérez Motta served as Chief of Advisors to the Minister of Trade and Industrial Development from 1996 to 1998. In 1995, he worked in the Ministry of Finance as Chief of Advisors to the Under Secretary of Revenues, where he designed the Customs Law that entered into force in 1996. During the early nineties, he held different responsibilities in SECOFI, among them: General Director for Foreign Trade Policy and General Director for Industrial Policy, where he participated in the Negotiation Committee for the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). He received his undergraduate degree in Economics from ITAM and has Doctorate studies in Economics from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA). Read More
Peter Holmes – Jean Monnet Reader in Economics, Department of Economics, University of Sussex, UK
Peter Holmes is Jean Monnet Reader in the Economics of European Integration at the University of Sussex, and lectures regularly at universities in France and Poland He has BA and PhD degrees in economics from Cambridge University and is a specialist on EU trade competition and industry policy issues, the relationship between the EU and the WTO, and the role of technical barriers in trade. He has worked on competition and development issues in collaboration with colleagues at the WTO secretariat and the World Bank and has spoken at workshops on competition policy in Poland, Mauritius Czech Republic, Rumania, Uruguay and South Africa. He has papers published in World Economy, the Journal of International Economic Law and various edited collections and has been a consultant to the European Commission, the UK Dept of International Development, the OECD and the World Bank. Read More
Devendra Kodwani – Lecturer Accounting and Finance a Open University Business School, UK
Dr. Devendra G. Kodwani is presently working as a Lecturer in Accounting and Finance at Open University Business School, UK. His research areas include Regulatory Economics; efficiency / productivity; measurement in utility industries using DEA; privatization of PSU, particularly utilities such as power, water, telecoms and gas; Financial Economics. Read More
Arun Thankom – Lecturer, Institute for Development Policy & Management (IDPM), University of Manchester
Personal Record Work Address School of Environment and Development Institute for Development Policy and Management University of Manchester Harold Hankins Building, Precinct Centre Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9QH Telephone: 0161275 2820/2800(work);0161 9694177(home) Fax: 0161 2752898 E-mail:email@example.com Areas of Special Interest Regulation; competition; microfinance; rural development; infrastructure; public sector reform; financial liberalisation; information and communication; gender Research Activity and Achievement Publications Book (2005-06) Competition, Regulation and Economic Reform; India in International Perspective, Edward Elgar (forthcoming). (2005-06) Microfinance: A Key Reader, Routledge (Edited with David Hulme, forthcoming) Refereed Journal Articles (2005) “Regulation of Microfinance – Some Conceptual Issues”, The Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, Vol45, No.2-3, pp.346-57. (2005) “Earnings Inequality in Sri Lanka” (with Vani Borooah), Conference on Lewis Model After 50 Years, International Review of Applied Economics (forthcoming, 20 pages) (2005) “Corporate Governance in the Banking Sector: A Perspective from Bangladesh” (with Masrur Reaz), Journal of International Banking Regulation (forthcoming, 10 pages) (2004) “The Effect of Career-Breaks on Women’s Incomes”, Journal of Feminist Economics, 2004,10(1), 65-85 (with Vani Borooah and Shoba Arun). (2004) “Corporate Governance in Banks: Concepts and Issues”, Corporate Governance: An International Review, 2003, 12 (3), 371-377 (with John Turner) (2003) “Balancing Supply and Demand: The Emerging Agenda for Micro Finance Institutions” Journal of Micro Finance, 2003, 5(2), 1-6. (with David Hulme) (2003) “Finances in India: Challenges and Priorities – An Introduction” South Asian Economic Journal, 2003, 4(2), 5-8 (with Colin Kirkpatrick) (2003) “Financial Sector Reforms and Corporate Governance of Banks: The Indian Experience” South Asian Economic Journal, 2003, 4 (2), 187-203 (with John Turner) (2002) “Financial Sector Reforms in Developing Countries: The Indian Experience”, The World Economy, 25 (3), 429-45, 2002 (with John Turner). (2002) “Financial Liberalisation in India”, Journal of International Banking Regulation, 4(2), 183-88, 2002 (with John Turner) (2002) “The Transition of Public Sector Banks: An Indian Perspective”, Annals of Public and Co-operative Economics, 73(1), 89-111 (with John Turner) (2002) “Gender, Development and ICT – Software Production in Kerala”, Journal of International Development, Vol. 14, 39-50 (with Shoba Arun). (2001) “Gender at Work Within the Software Industry: An Indian Perspective’, Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering, 7(3) (with Shoba Arun). (2001) “Gender issues in Social Security Policy of Developing Countries: Lessons from the Kerala Experience”, International Social Security Review, 54 (4), 93-110 (with Shoba Arun). (2000) “The Disinvestment of Public Sector Enterprises: The Indian Experience”, Oxford Development Studies, (with Fred Nixson), 28(1),19-32. (1998) “The Reform of the Power sector in India: 1991-1997”, Journal of International Development, (with Fred Nixson) 10(4), 417-426. (1998) “The Transition of a Public sector Monopoly: India’s experience with the Telecommunications sector”, Journal of International Development, 10(3), 387-395 (with Fred Nixson). (1997) “Privatisation and Foreign Participation – The Indian Experience”, Journal of the Asia Pacific Economy, 2 (2), 201-224 (with Fred Nixson). Articles in Edited Books (2004) “Regulation and Competition: Emerging Issues in an Indian Perspective”, Chapter in a book on Leading Issues in Competition, Regulation and Development (ed.by) Paul Cook, Colin Kirkpatrick, Martin Minogue and David Parker, Edward Elgar. (2004) “Finance for the Poor: The way forward?” (with David Hulme, Imran Matin and Stuart Rutherford), Chapter in Development Finance (ed.by) Colin Kirkpatrick, Victor Murinde and Christopher Green, Edward Elgar (forthcoming). (2001) “Liberalisation and the Manufacturing Sector: the Indian Experience during the 1990s”, Chapter in a book on Economic Policy and Manufacturing in Developing Countries (edited by) Oliver Morrissey and Michael Tribe, Edward Elgar. (2000) “Privatisation in India: “miles to go…?” (with Fred Nixson), Chapter in a book on The Indian Economy (edited by) Nicholas Perdikis, Ashgate. (1992) ‘Forestry, Laws and Society: A Review of Issues and Policies’ in Socio-Economic Research in Forestry, (with Ram Mohan), Ford Foundation and Kerala Forest Research Institute. Guest Editor (2003) Special issue on “Financial Liberalisation, Corporate Financial Structuring and Governance: The Case of India” (with Colin Kirkpatrick), South Asia Economic Journal, 4(2), 187- 318. (2003) Special issue on “Balancing Supply and Demand: The Emerging Agenda for Microfinance Institutions” (with David Hulme), Journal of Microfinance, 5(2), 1-167. Working Papers (2005) “Regulation of Telecommunications Sector: A Case Study of Kenya” (with Mike Nexle), CRC Working Paper Series (forthcoming). (2005) Corporate Governance and Competition (with Masrur Reaz), CRC Working Paper Series (forthcoming). (2004) “Earnings Inequality in Sri Lanka” (with Vani Borooah), DEPP Working Paper Series, No.10. (2004) Openness, Technological Capabilities and Regional Disparities in China (with Shunlong Chen), CRC Working Paper Series,No.71. (2003) Corporate Governance of Banks: Concepts and Issues (with John Turner), DEPP Working Paper series, No.2 (2003) Regulation and Competition: Emerging Issues in an Indian Perspective, CRC Working Paper series, No.39. Official Reports (2003) ‘Improving Access to Rural Finance in India: Supply Side Constraints’, Report submitted to the World Bank (with Paul Mosley). Invited Presentations (2005) Microfinance and Chronic Poverty in India: Conceptual issues, Multicultural Studies, Evening Lecture at Manchester Metropolitan University, 20th January. (2005) Regulation of Financial Institutions, Jointly organised by the Institute of Legal Affairs, University of London, Oxford Brooks University and Journal of International Banking Regulation, 1st of April. (2004) Regulation and Profitability, International Telecom Union and Centre of Excellence for East Africa at Maputo, Mozambique, 2nd of June. (2004) Regulation of Microfinance, Conference on The Regulation of Development and the Development of Regulation, jointly organized by Centre on Regulation and Competition and the University of Illinois, 23-24 April. (2004) Reaching Out to the Poor, Institute of Management, University of Kerala, 14th of September. (2003) Methodological Frameworks in Economics, Central Bank of Sri Lanka, 30th January. Conference/Seminar Organisation (2003) Microfinance and Rural Poverty Reduction, Seminar Organised as part of ESRC Award No. R4512652413, 1st October 2003 (with Colin Kirkpatrick). (2003-05) Seminar programme on International Development (Semesters 1& 2) at IDPM (with Tony Bebbington and Uma Kothari). (2005) Development and Inequality in South Asia, Two day seminar organizing in conjunction with Manchester Metropolitan University, June. Contributions to Conference Volumes/Proceedings (2004) “Corporate Governance in the Banking Sector: A Perspective from Bangladesh”, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, University of London, Oxford Brooks University and Journal of International Banking Regulation (with Masrur Reaz). (2003) “Self- Help Groups in India: An Alternative Perspective on Microfinance”, Paper presented at DSA Conference, (with Paul Mosley). (2001) ‘Developmental States and Industrialisation: An Evaluation of Indian and Turkish Experiences’, GBATA Conference, Istanbul 11-15 July 2001 (with Mustafa Erdogdu). (2000) ‘Gender and Computer Industry: Evidences from Kerala, India’, Conference Proceedings, Women and Work Conference, Simon Frasier University, Vancouver, 2000 (with Shoba Arun). (1998) ‘FDI in India and China: Trends and Patterns’, Conference proceedings, Annual Conference of Development Studies Association, University of Bradford (with Fred Nixson). (1997) ‘FDI in India and China: Comparative Experiences and Policy issues’, Conference Proceedings, 9th Annual Conference of Chinese Economic Association, London School Of Economics and Political Science (with Fred Nixson). (1997) ‘Economic Reform in India: A Case study of the Power sector’, Conference proceedings, Annual Conference of Development Studies Association, University of East Anglia (with Fred Nixson). (1997) ‘The Marginalisation of Women Agricultural Workers: The Case of Kerala, India’, Conference proceedings, Annual Conference of Development Studies Association, University of East Anglia (with Shoba Arun). (1990) ‘The Need of Co-operation among SAARC Nations’, Conference Proceedings, 73rd Annual Conference of Indian Economic Association, Muzaffarpur, India. Papers presented at the Conferences 2002-(2004) “Corporate Governance in the Banking Sector: A Perspective from Bangladesh” (with Masrur Reaz), jointly organised by the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, University of London. (2004) “Regulation of Telecommunications Sector: A Case Study of Kenya” (with Mike Nexle, ITU), 3rd Annual CRC Conference, Cape Town, South Africa (2004) “Regulation of Microfinance”, Conference on The regulation of Development and the Development of Regulation, University of Illinois at Urbana – Champaign. (2004) “Earnings Inequality in Sri Lanka” (with Vani Borooah), Conference on Lewis Model After 50 Years, University of Manchester (6-7 July). (2003) “Self- Help Groups in India: An Alternative Perspective on Microfinance” (with Paul Mosley), Paper presented at DSA Conference. (2003) “Self-Help Groups: A Magic Bullet for Women”, ESRC seminar on Microfinance, University of Manchester. (2003) “The Institutional and Policy framework for Regulation and Competition in India and Pakistan”, Paper presented at the Conference on Regulation, Competition and Development, Setting a New Agenda, University of Manchester. (2002) “Corporate Governance and Banking Sector Reforms: An Indian Perspective”, Paper presented at the ESRC sponsored IESG Conference, 2002, University of Birmingham (with John Turner) (2002) “Financial Sector Reforms and Governance in the Banking Sector: Lessons from the Indian Experience”, Paper presented at the Finance for Growth and Poverty Reduction: Experience and Policy 2002, IDPM, University of Manchester. Read More
Raymond Saner – Director, Centre for Socio-Eco-Nomic Development (CSEND), Geneva
Key points Raymond Saner is an expert in diplomacy, international management, economic and social development and organizational change management with more than 20 years of experience in above fields as teacher, consultant, researcher. He teaches at Basle University (Economics Department, 1988-present), the World Trade Institute in Berne (2000-present) and for the MPA programme of Sciences Po in Paris (2005- present). Raymond Saner co-founder of CSEND, a Geneva based NGRDO (non-governmental research and development organization, 1993-present), director of its branch DiplomacyDialogue and partner of Organizational Consultants Ltd Hong Kong (consulting company, 1989-present). He has consulted international organizations such as WTO, the WB, UNDP, EBRD, ILO, UNICEF, BIS, government agencies from Switzerland, Sweden, Germany, Spain, China, Brazil, the Netherlands and the EU Commission (DG Trade). Read More
Lichia Yiu – President, CSEND (Centre for Socio-Economic Development), Geneva
Born in Taipei in 1949 and a Swiss citizen, she holds a doctorate in psychology from Indiana University. A former associate professor at Chinese Culture University, Taipei, she was a post-doctoral fellow at Columbia University in organisational psychology. She is fluent in English and Mandarin. Dr. Yiu has over 20 years of experience as an advisor to governments and international organisations on organisational development and reform of public administration. She recently directed a two-year, bilateral Swiss-Slovene project to reform the public administration of Slovenia and a three-year Sino-Swiss bilateral programme to modernise management training of senior civil service officials in China. She has also been a consultant to the United Nations Development Programme and other specialised UN agencies, as well as to private-sector organisations. Read More
Prof. Allan Fels – Dean, Australia & New Zealand School of Government, Australia
Professor Allan Fels, AO is Dean of the Australia and New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG). This is a new institution established by the governments of Australia, New Zealand, Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland and Western Australia, and twelve universities and business schools.* It provides senior management development programs, including an Executive Master of Public Administration program, for high level public sector managers.Professor Fels was Chairman of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission from 1995 until 30 June 2003. Prior to that he was Chairman of the Trade Practices Commission from 1991 to 1995 and Chairman of the Prices Surveillance Authority from 1989 to 1992. Professor Fels was previously Dean of the Graduate School of Management of Monash University. He was appointed a Professor of Administration at Monash University in 1984. He has been an Honorary Professor in the Faculty of Economics and Business at Monash University since 1996 and is now also Professorial Fellow in the Department of Political Science at the University of Melbourne. Read More
Paul Noumba UM – Economist in the Finance and Infrastructure division of the World Bank Institute
Program Manager of the Public Private Partnership in Infrastructure program World Bank Institute, The World Bank Group Paul Noumba Um is Lead Infrastructure Specialist and Program manager of the WBI public private partnership in infrastructure (PPPI) program since 2003. He joined the World Bank in 1998 as a policy specialist in the Energy, Mining and Telecommunications Department. From 2000 to March 2003, he was the Regional coordinator for ICT (Information Communication Technology) for Africa in the Policy division of the Global ICT department of the World Bank Group. Prior to joining the World Bank, Dr Noumba Um was senior economist with France Telecom Research and Development in Paris from 1997 – 1998, and has served as a lecturer in economics at Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications de Bretagne in France from 1992 to 1996. From 1987 to 1992, he created and managed the Economic Analysis Unit of the Telecommunications department in Cameroon. A native of Cameroon, Dr Noumba Um holds a Bachelor in telecommunications engineering, a Masters in engineering, a Masters in economics and a PhD economics from French and Cameroonian universities and grandes écoles. Read More
Joseph Seon Hur – Director General, Korea Fair Trade Commission, Republic of Korea
Born on April 19, 1952 Joseph Seon Hur is presently working as Secretary General, Korea Fair Trade Commission (KFTC). His academic background is as follows: Bachelor of Management, University of Seoul (1974); Master of Public Administration, Seoul National University (1979); Master of Public Economics, New York University (1981). Mr. Joseph Seon Hur’s career background is as follows: August 2005: Secretary General, KFTC; February 2004: Director-General, Competition Bureau, KFTC; October 2000: Director-General, Competition Policy Bureau (KFTC); August 1997: Director, Planning & Budget Officer (KFTC); March 1996: Director, Consumer Protection Planning Division (KFTC); August 1995 : Director, Advertisement & Gift Division (KFTC); December 1994: Director, Public Information Officer (KFTC); December 1993: Director, Contract Terms Policy Division (KFTC); July 1989: Director, Economic Education & Information Division (EPB); 1976 ~ 1992: Deputy Director, Economics Planning Board. His writings include Books and Papers titled: Competition Law and Korean Economic Progress, 2003, Ziumm; Evolution of Competition Policy and its Impact on Economic Development in Korea; A case Study of KFTC’s Extraterritorial Application on Int’l Electrode-Graphite Cartels; Competition, Intellectual Property Rights and Development, etc. Read More
John S Odell – Professor, School of International Relations University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California
PREVIOUS POSITIONS Visiting Fellow, Graduate Institute of International Studies, Geneva, 2002
Editor, International Organization, 1992-1996 Director, USC Centre for International Studies, 1989-1992. Visiting Fellow, Research Institute of Japan’s Ministry of International Trade and Industry, Tokyo, 1989
Visiting Fellow, Institute for International Economics, Washington, 1985 1987
Director, Latin American Policy Development, Office of U.S. Trade Representative, Executive Office of the President, 1984 1985
Associate Professor, USC, 1982-1990
Assistant Professor, Department of Government and Faculty Associate at the Centre for International Affairs, Harvard University, 1976 1982
Negotiating Trade: Developing Countries in the WTO and NAFTA, ed. John Odell (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming February 2006). Authored: “Introduction”; “Reframing the Issue: The WTO Coalition on Intellectual Property and Public Health, 2001,” with Susan K. Sell; and “The Strict Distributive Strategy for a Bargaining Coalition: The Like Minded Group in the World Trade Organization,” with Amrita Narlikar.
Negotiating the World Economy (Cornell University Press, 2000.) Published in Chinese (Beijing: World Affairs Press, 2004) and Spanish (Mexico City: Ediciones Gernika, 2004).
International Trade Policies: Gains from Exchange between Economics and Political Science, ed. with Thomas D. Willett (University of Michigan Press, 1990).
International Monetary Cooperation, Domestic Politics, and Policy Ideas, double special issue of the Journal of Public Policy, 8 (July December 1988) edited with T.D. Willett.
Anti Protection: Changing Forces in U.S. Trade Politics (Institute for International Economics, 1987), with I.M. Destler. Published in Japanese, 1990.
U.S. International Monetary Policy: Markets, Power, and Ideas as Sources of Change (Princeton University Press, 1982).
ARTICLES, CHAPTERS, AND SHORT MONOGRAPHS
“Chairing a WTO Negotiation,” Journal of International Economic Law 8 (2) (2005): 425-48, and in Reforming the World Trade System: Legitimacy, Efficiency, and Democratic Governance, ed. Ernst-Ulrich Petersmann (Oxford University Press, 2005).
How to Negotiate over Trade: A Summary of New Research for Developing Countries. Distributed by the WTO, UNCTAD, and on line (2004), with Antonio Ortiz Mena.
“La OMC, otra vez en punto muerto [The WTO, deadlocked again],” Foreign Affairs en Español 3 (Julio-Septiembre 2003):111-118.
“Creating Data on International Negotiation Strategies, Alternatives, and Outcomes,” International Negotiation 7 (2002):39-52
“The Seattle Impasse and Its Implications for The World Trade Organization,” in The Political Economy of International Trade Law, ed. Daniel L. M. Kennedy and James D. Southwick. (Cambridge University Press, 2002)
“Bounded Rationality and the World Political Economy,” in Governing the World’s Money, ed. D. Andrews, R. Henning, and L. Pauly (Cornell University Press, 2002)
“A few tricks of the negotiating trade, but can they produce a rabbit by November?” World Trade Agenda, 2 July 2001, 12-14
“Case Study Methods in International Political Economy,” International Studies Perspectives 2 (May 2001): 161-76. Also in Cases, Numbers, Models: International Relations Research Methods, ed. D. Sprinz and Y. Wolinsky (University of Michigan Press, 2004).
Review of Open-Economy Politics: The Political Economy of the World Coffee Trade by Robert H. Bates. American Political Science Review 95 (March 2001):250-1.
“Market Conditions and International Economic Negotiation: Japan and the United States in 1971,” in International Economic Negotiations: Models versus Reality, ed. Victor Kremenyuk and Gunnar Sjöstedt (Edward Elgar, 2000).
“The United States, the ITO, and the WTO: Exit Options, Agent Slack, and Presidential Leadership,” in The WTO as an International Organization, ed. Anne O. Krueger (University of Chicago Press, 1998), with Barry Eichengreen
“International Economic Negotiation, Strategy Choice and Policy Beliefs,” Leviathan (in Japanese), Fall 1997
“International Threats and Internal Politics: Brazil, the European Community, and the United States, 1985 1987,” in Double Edged Diplomacy: International Bargaining and Domestic Politics, ed. Peter Evans, Harold K. Jacobson, and Robert D. Putnam (University of California Press, 1993)
“Comment” in A Retrospective on the Bretton Woods System, ed. Michael Bordo and Barry Eichengreen (University of Chicago Press, 1993)
Brazilian Informatics and the United States: Defending Infant Industry versus Opening Foreign Markets (Institute for the Study of Diplomacy, Georgetown University, 1992), with Anne Dibble.
European Community Enlargement and the United States (Institute for the Study of Diplomacy, Georgetown University, 1992), with Margit Matzinger Tchakerian.
Korean Joggers (Institute for the Study of Diplomacy, Georgetown University, 1992), with David Lang.
“Understanding International Trade Policies: An Emerging Synthesis,” World Politics 43 (1) (October 1990): 139 167. Rpt. in Trade and Investment Policy, ed. Thomas Brewer (Edward Elgar, 1998).
“United States Trade Policy, Free Trade and Protectionism: Policy Stability and Corporate Risk,” in Trade Policy and Corporate Business Decisions, eds. Tamir Agmon and Christine Hekman (Oxford University Press, 1990), with Thomas D. Willett.
“Developing Country Coalition Building and International Trade Negotiations,” in Trade Policy and the Developing World, ed. John Whalley, I, 149-170 (University of Michigan Press, 1989), with Miles Kahler.
“From London to Bretton Woods: Sources of Change in Bargaining Strategies and Outcomes,” Journal of Public Policy, 8 (July December 1988): 287 316. Published in Japanese in Leviathan (1992). Rpt. in The Reconstruction of the International Economy, 1945-1960, ed. Barry Eichengreen (Edward Elgar, 1996).
“Growing Trade and Growing Conflict Between Latin America and the United States,” in The United States and Latin America in the 1980s, ed. Kevin Middlebrook and Carlos Rico (University of Pittsburgh Press, 1986).
“The Outcomes of International Trade Conflicts: The U.S. and South Korea, 1960 1981,” International Studies Quarterly 29 (3) (September 1985): 263 286.
“Growing Trade and Growing Conflict Between the Republic of Korea and the United States,” in From Patron to Partner: The Development of U.S. Korean Business and Trade Relations, ed. Karl Moskowitz (Lexington Books, 1984).
“Latin American Industrial Exports and Trade Negotiations with the United States,” in Economic Issues and Political Conflict: U.S. Latin American Relations, ed. Jorge I. Dominguez (Butterworths, 1982).
“Bretton Woods and International Political Disintegration: Implications for Monetary Diplomacy,” in The Political Economy of Domestic and International Monetary Relations, ed. Raymond Lombra and William Witte (Iowa State University Press, 1982).
“Latin American Trade Negotiations with the United States,” International Organization 34 (Spring 1980): 207 228. Published in Spanish by Cuadernos Semestrales (Mexico), 1980.
“The Politics of Debt Relief: Official Creditors and Brazil, Ghana, and Chile,” in Debt and the Less Developed Countries, ed. Jonathan Aronson (Westview Press, 1979).
“The U.S. and the Emergence of Flexible Exchange Rates: An Analysis of Foreign Policy Change,” in International Organization 33 (Winter 1979): 57 82. Earlier version published in German by Politische Vierteljahresschrift, 1977.
“The Hostility of U.S. External Behavior: An Exploration,” in Sage International Yearbook of Foreign Policy Studies 3 (1975).
“Correlates of U.S. Military Assistance and Military Intervention,” in Testing Theories of Economic Imperialism, ed. Steven Rosen and James Kurth (DC Heath Lexington Books, 1974).
SELECTED UNPUBLISHED PAPERS AND REPORTS
“Making and Breaking Impasses in International Regimes: The WTO, Seattle, and Doha,” January 2003, under revision for second review at International Organization
“Problems in Negotiating Consensus in the World Trade Organization,” presented at a conference at Peking University, 10 July 2001, and the APSA, September 2001
“The Negotiation Process and International Economic Organizations,” presented to the APSA, September 1999
“A Working Paper on Military-Political Conditions and International Economic Negotiations,” presented to the University of Chicago, May 1997
HONORS AND GRANTS
Visiting Fellowship, Institute for International Studies, Stanford University, 1994-1995
Ford Foundation, grant to study international trade, international organizations, and negotiations, 1989-1990, with T. W. Willett
Social Science Research Council, Advanced Research Fellowship in Foreign Policy Studies, for study of the domestic political process, foreign policy, and international economic bargaining, 1987-1989
Ford Foundation, grant to hold two conferences on the blending of economic and political analysis of international economic relations, 1986 1988, with T.D. Willett.
Council on Foreign Relations International Affairs Fellowship, 1984 1985.
Ford Foundation, Program in International Economic Order, grant to study trade conflicts between the U.S. and newly industrialized countries, 1979-1982
Rockefeller Foundation Fellowship in International Relations, 1979 1981 (declined).
Institute for the Study of World Politics, Research grant, 1979 1980 (declined).
Harvard University, Centre for International Affairs, Fellowship, 1975 1976.
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Research grant, 1975.
The Brookings Institution, Guest Scholar, 1975.
PROFESSIONAL LEADERSHIP AND MEMBERSHIPS
Founder and coordinator of the Economic Negotiation Network (www.usc.edu/enn), a worldwide virtual network of researchers publishing on this subject, 2002 to present
International Organization: Member of Editorial Board 1984 to 2003; chair of the Board’s Investment Committee, 1999-2003; Senior Advisor to the Editor, 2006-. Journal of Public Policy, 1990 to 2002; Journal of Politics, 1982-1988; boards of book series published by University of Michigan Press, Westview Press.
Chair of the American Political Science Association’s committee to make the Hubert Humphrey Award, 1999; member of the Association’s International Committee, 2003-04
Member of Selection Board, Pew Faculty Fellowship, J.F. Kennedy School of Government, 1989 to 1994; Member of Steering Committee, Technology and Trade Policies, U.S. National Academy of Engineering, 1991.
Member of Council on Foreign Relations, Pacific Council on International Policy, American Political Science Association, International Studies Association.
The Asia Foundation, 1997; México, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Instituto Tecnológico Autónoma de México, a short course in negotiations, 1991. Earlier: Ford Foundation, Council of the Americas, The World Bank, U.S. Department of State.
INVITED LECTURES AND CONFERENCES (other than academic conventions)
Lectures at the University of Guadalajara, Free Technological Institute of Mexico, Panamerican University, and Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas, Mexico City, on international economic negotiations, May 2004; gave press conference for five major Mexico City dailies
Lecture, Will the WTO Break its Deadlock in Cancún?, at the Free Technological Institute of Mexico, Mexico City, 21 August 2003. Also gave an informal briefing in Spanish to a meeting with six Mexican federal Senators and their advisers.
Organized and co-chaired a conference on Developing Countries’ Trade Negotiations,” held at the United Nations Geneva headquarters, November 2003; conference opened by Rubens Ricupero, Secretary General of UNCTAD, and Supachai Panitchpakdi, Director General of the WTO
Presented “Making and Breaking Impasses in International Regimes: The WTO, Seattle, Doha,” at Aoyama Gakuin University Tokyo, December 2001; Yonsei University, Seoul, June 2002; the European University Institute, Florence, October 2002; the Graduate Institute of International Studies Geneva, November 2002; and the USC Centre for International Studies, January 2003.
Presented a paper on “Problems in Negotiating Consensus in the World Trade Organization,” at a conference at Peking University, July 2001
Presented a paper on “The Seattle Impasse and Its Implications for the World Trade Organization,” at a conference co-sponsored by the World Bank at the Université Libre de Bruxelles, July 2000, a conference at the University of Minnesota, September 2000, and the International Studies Association convention, February 2001.
Lectured on International Economic Negotiations at the University of South Carolina and the Institute for International Economics, Washington, D.C., May 2000
Discussant at a Conference on Cognition, Emotion, and Rational Choice, UCLA, April 2000
Participant in conference on international finance, University of California Santa Barbara, January 2000
Discussant at a conference on European Monetary Union, Claremont-McKenna College, April 1998
Discussant at a conference on Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation, University of Southern California, September 1997
Lectured on “Prospects for Research on Economic Bargaining,” Sejong Institute, Seoul, August 1997
Lectured on “Military-Political Conditions and International Economic Negotiations,” University of Chicago, May 1997
Lectured on “Interviews, case studies, and theory building,” Duke University, April 1995
Lectured on “International Political Economy,” Central European University, Budapest, March 1995
Lectured on “Recent Trends in International Relations Research: an Editor’s Perspective,” Stanford University, February 1995; University of California-Santa Barbara, April 1993
Lectured on “International Economic Conflicts in the 1990s,” University of California, Irvine, January 1995
Lectured on “Gaining and Losing from International Economic Bargaining,” The Humphrey Institute and the Department of Political Science, University of Minnesota, October 1994
Lectured on international political economy at People’s University of China, Beijing; Fudan University, Shanghai; and Hang Zhou University, Hang Zhou, 1994
Presented a paper at conference on trade policy, National Bureau of Economic Research, Cambridge, Massachusetts, February 1992.
Presented a paper at Conference on Trade Policy and the Developing World, Ottawa, August 1987.
Participant, Conference on Trade Policy and the Developing World, Oaxaca, México, July 1986.
Lecture on U.S. Trade Policy and México, to Summer Institute of the Centre for U.S. Mexican Studies, University of California, San Diego, June 1986.
Lecture, “Roots of U.S. Trade Policies toward México, and Prospects for the Near Future,” University of California, San Diego, February 1986.
Lecture, “U.S. International Trade Objectives and Domestic Politics: Are They Consistent?” Council on Foreign Relations, New York City, June 1985.
Lectures on U.S. and Brazilian Trade Policies in Brazil, to Senior Staff of Brazilian Import Administration; the Secretariat of Planning; University of Brasília; and the Federations of Commerce and Industry of the states of São Paulo, Rio Grande do Sul, and Minas Gerais, May 1985.
Lectures on Mexican and U.S. Trade Policies in México, to the Mexican Institute of Foreign Trade; American Chamber of Commerce seminars for Mexican corporate leaders in Mexico City and Monterrey, University of Nuevo Leon; Iberoamericana University; and the Guadalajara Chamber of Industry, February 1985.
Lectures on Domestic Roots of and Recent Developments in U.S. Trade Policies to Officials, Academics, and Business Leaders in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Buenos Aires and Rosario, Argentina; Santiago, Chile; and Quito and Guayaquil, Ecuador, November 1984.
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin Madison, 1976
M.A., University of Wisconsin Madison, 1968
B.A. with High Honors, University of Texas Austin, 1967 (all in Political Science)
Languages: Spanish (reading and speaking ability); French (some reading ability) Read More
Erlinda Medalla – Research Fellow, Philippine Institute for Development Studies, Philippines
Flora Musonda – Director (Trade), East African Community, Arusha International Conference Centre, Tanzania
Rajat Kathuri – Professor of Economics, Indian Management Institute, New Delhi, India
Thomas L Welch – Chairman, Maine Public Utilities Commission
Paul Sotkiewicz – Director of Energy Studies at the Public Utility Research Centre at the University of Florida in the USA
Jorry M Mwenechanya – Chairman of the Energy Regulation Board of Zambia
James Hodge – Lecturer in the School of Economics, University of Cape Town
Lorenzo Bertolini – Infrastructure Specialist, Infrastructure Economics and Finance Group at the World Bank
Ross Jones – Deputy Chairman, Australian Prudential Regulation Authority
Peter Muchlinski – Professor, University of London
Francois Souty – Charge de mission, Affaires multilaterals, Conseil de la concurrence, Paris
Josef Drexl – Director, Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property, Competition and Tax Law Department of Marstallplatz, Munich, Germany
Peter Njoroge – Commissioner, Monopolies and Price Commission, Ministry of Finance and Planning, Nairobi, Kenya
SECRETARY AND TREASURER
Pradeep S. Mehta – Secretary General, CUTS International
Pradeep S Mehta (69) is the founder secretary general of the Jaipur-based Consumer Unity & Trust Society (CUTS), one of the largest consumer groups in India, with overseas centres in Geneva, Hanoi, Lusaka and Nairobi. CUTS has now completed 30 glorious years. Mehta studied at The Scindia School, Gwalior (higher secondary), St Xavier’s College at Calcutta University (B.Com) and law at the Rajasthan University, Jaipur.
Mehta serves/has served on several policy making bodies of the Government of India, related to trade, competition, environment and consumer affairs, including the National Advisory Committee on International Trade of the Ministry of Commerce, Ministry of Corporate Affairs’s Committee on a National Competition Policy and allied matters. He also served on the founding Executive Board of the International Centre for Trade & Sustainable Development, Geneva and chairs the Advisory Board of the South Asia Network on Trade, Economics and Environment, Kathmandu.
Mehta also serves/has served on the advisory boards of Centre Advisory & Review Group of the Research Centre on Regulation and Competition, Institute for Development Policy and Management, Manchester University, UK; Institute for Consumer Antitrust, Loyola College, Chicago, USA; American Antirust Institute, Washington, DC, USA and the OECD’s Advisory Committee for Investment in Africa, OECD, Paris. In the area of trade policy, Mehta has been an honorary adviser to the Director General, WTO and Minister for Commerce & Industry, India. Currently, he is a member of a 12 member high level Stakeholders Panel to advise the DG, WTO on the future of the international trading system.
In the past, he has served on the governing boards of the Life Insurance Corporation of India, Mumbai and the Consumer Coordination Council, New Delhi.
A prolific writer, gifted speaker, skilled trainer and organiser in the social field, Mehta has been named as one of the 30 most famous columnists in India by a leading newspaper in India. Over 700 articles of Mehta have been published in several newspapers and magazines on issues relating to consumerism, competition policy, and trade & economics.
He has written and/or edited several books and monographs such as: Towards a Functional Competition Policy for India; Competition Regimes around the World; WTO and India: An Agenda for Action in Post Doha Scenario; Analyses of the Interaction between Trade and Competition Policy; Multilateralisation of Sovereignty; How to survive as a consumer; Numbers, at what cost.” (Please check my website for the latest publications)
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Manish Agarwal – Competition Law Expert, School of Commerce, UniSA, Adelaide, Australia
Agarwal did his Masters and M.Phil in Economics from the Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi. During his M.Phil, he did research on competition policy issues and his dissertation was an on Analyses of Mergers in India. Prior to his engagement with CUTS he worked at the Centre for Good Governance, Government of Andhra Pradesh on governance reforms. An economist by training, his current areas of interests include competition policy, economic regulation and governance reforms. Agarwal has about six years of research experience in these areas and has presented/written several papers on these issues. His paper “Mergers in India: A Response to Regulatory Shocks” is due for publication in the Journal Emerging Markets Finance and Trade. He has attended several international conference/workshops on competition policy and regulatory issues. Among other important assignments, Agarwal was the core researcher for the project “Consumer-friendly Cable TV System” sponsored by the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution, Government of India. He was instrumental in designing and implementing performance management system in Government of Andhra Pradesh. Agarwal has been the project manager for the Functional Competition Policy project undertaken by CUTS under the “7-Up2”. He contributed two papers in the research volume “Towards a Functional Competition Policy for India”. Presently he is engaged as a core researcher in the project “Comparative Study of Sectoral Regulation in Select Developing Countries: Lessons for Policy, Governance and Implementation” which studies the regulatory framework in select countries in Asia and Africa. On behalf of CUTS, he sends regular feedback/comments to the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) on its consultation papers. He is also engaged in writing some of the issue papers for the Parliamentarians’ Forum on Economic Policy Issues (PAR-FORE), hosted by CUTS, to raise informed debated among Indian Parliamentarians. Agarwal has been awarded the Junior Research Fellowship (and also declared eligible for lectureship) by the University Grants Commission on the basis of a national level test. Read More
N.C Pahariya – Fellow, CUTS Centre for International Trade, Economics & Environment, Jaipur, India
N.C Pahariya is Associate Professor at the Department of Economics, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur. He did Masters from Dalhousie University Halifax, Canada and a Ph.D. in pure theory of trade. His areas of research interest include International Economics, Development Economics and Transport Economics. He has written research articles on various aspects of economic theory and issues relating to Indian Economic development. He has authored six books. He is presently Vice President of Rajasthan Economic Association. Read More
Nitya Nanda – Competition Policy & Law Expert, Centre for Global Agreements, Legislations, and Trade Resources and Global Security Division, The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), New Delhi, India
Phil Evans -Visiting Lecturer, Bristol Business School, UK; Consultant, Competition Policy
Phil Evans is a visiting lecturer at Bristol Business School and an independent consultant on competition, trade, consumer and IP issues. Prior to that he was Principal Policy Adviser at the UK Consumers’ Association where was responsible for dealing with both competition policy investigations and submissions and developing its trade policy. He has co-authored two books for the Economist Intelligence Unit on the subject of international trade and trade policy; authored a consumer guide to international trade (currently being updated ); one on aviation competition and The Which? Guide to Rip Off Britain: and How to Beat it. He has written widely on matters of international economic policy and has authored numerous country reports on economic policy issues in developing countries. For a number of years he wrote a quarterly briefing on US trade policy for business readers. He has written a number of studies on various aspects of international economic policy and has completed a study on aviation and tourism competition developments for UNCTAD. Phil has also developed and taught a range of courses on globalisation and international management issues at a number of universities, including the LSE and the University of North Carolina. He has also acted as an adviser to a number of national and international groups on trade policy and competition matters. Read More
Félix Peña – Director of the Institute of International Trade, BostonBank Foundation
Félix Peña is a specialist in international economic relations and economic integration.He was born in Rosario, Argentina, on June 26th, 1938. He has a Law degree from the Universidad del Litoral Law School in Santa Fe (1962), a Doctor degree in Law from the Universidad de Madrid (1962-65) and a European Law degree from the Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium (1965), where he also studied economics. He was Undersecretary of Foreign Trade in the Ministry of Economics (1998-99) in charge of Mercosur affairs. Previously, he was Undersecretary of Economic Integration in Argentina’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (1991-92), and National Coordinator of the Common Market Group (Mercosur). At present, he is Director of the Institute of International Trade of BostonBank Foundation; Professor at Universidad Nacional de Tres de Febrero and Director of the Centre of European Studies; member of the Board of the Argentinian Council on Foreign Affairs (CARI), VicePresident of Fundación Gobierno y Sociedad, and President of the Academic Council at the Export-ar Foundation. Before 1998 he was member of Dr.Hector Alegria Law Firm and Executive Director of the Europe-Argentine Club, a private institution created by a major group of Argentine and European firms, for the promotion of cooperation and investment between European countries and Argentina. He was Director of the INTAL-BID (Instituto para la Integración de América Latina) in Buenos Aires (1975-77), an institution in which he had previously served as Head of the Legal and Institutional Department (1966-75). After a few years he joined the Inter-American Development Bank at Washington, where he was Economic Integration Deputy Manager (1985-90), and Economic Integration Special Advisor for the President of the IDB (1990-91). He is a founding member of the CARI where he performed as Academic Secretary in 1976 until 1981. He was Undersecretary of Economic International Relations in Argentina´s Ministry of Foreign Affairs from 1982 till 1983. He has been advisor of the Fundación Mediterranea and the Fundación Andina, he also has been consultant for the IDB, UNIDO, ALADI, the Andean Group, SELA, SIECA, the ECLAC, the OAS, UNDP, UNCTAD and the United Nations Commission on Transnational Corporations. In 1973 he was visiting scholar in the Institute of International Relations, University of Berkeley, California, working with Professor Ernst Haas. From 1970 through 1974 he was a member of the Grupo de Estudios Jurídicos Interamericanos, organized by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Also he has been professor at the Universidad del Salvador, (School of Law and School of Political Science), at the Universidad de Belgrano (graduate seminars), at the Universidad de Buenos Aires (Mercosur Master) and at the Universidad de Ciencias Empresariales (Economic Integration Master). In the legal field, he has had an active academic performance in the area of economic integration and international trade. He founded and was director for nearly ten years of “Derecho de la Integración”, a review which was published from 1966 through 1977 by the INTAL-BID. He also directed the INTAL legal research group specialized in the economic integration law and international economic law. He has written many articles, both in the legal and in the international relations field, including a book in colaboration with Celso Lafer “La Argentina y el Brasil en el Sistema de Relaciones Internacionales” (Buenos Aires and Sao Paulo, 1973). He oftenly writes in newspapers of Argentina and Brasil. He has lectured in several universities and institutions from Argentina, as well as other Latin American countries, the United States and Europe. He is member of the EU-LDC Network in investment and trade sponsored by the Netherland Institute of Economics, and of the Working Group for European Union-Mercosur negotiations sponsored by Chaire Mercosur at Sciences-Po, Paris. He speaks spanish, english and french. He can also read and understand portuguese and italian. Read More
Kumkum Sen – Partner, Rajendra Narayan & Co., New Delhi, India
Graduated with B.A. (Hons.) from Presidency College, University of Calcutta and did LLB from Calcutta University and was admitted: 1981.Qualified as Advocate on Record of Supreme Court in 1988. She worked the first two years of her career as Junior Counsel in the Chamber of Mr. S.P. Mukherjee, Senior Advocate in Calcutta High Court. 1983-97, she worked in Khaitan & Company, New Delhi, initially as Jr. Associate and ultimately as Senior Associate. She was a partner in Khaitan & Khaitan from 1997- December 2003 and from January 2004 onwards, she is a partner in Rajinder & Co., International Commercial & Corporate Lawyers, New Delhi. She is also a contributor to the Editorial Page of one of India’s leading financial dailies, the ‘Financial Express’ for more than four and a half years. Has been a speaker at seminars and training programs organised by Institute of Company Secretaries and Institute of Chartered Accountants. Member of the International Bar Association (IBA) and the Inter-Pacific Bar Association (IBA) and is actively involved in their conferences. Areas of practice include M & A, Takeovers, Joint Ventures, Commercial Contracts, Cross Border Investments, Securities Law, Competition Law, Project and Asset Finance, International and Domestic Dispute Resolution, Anti Dumping. Read More
Sitesh Bhojani -Barrister and Solicitor, Canberra-Australia
Sitesh Bhojani is a Barrister and Consultant, practising law as a member of the NSW Bar Association based in Canberra. Previously, over an 8 year period, Sitesh completed 2 full terms as a Commissioner of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission from the ACCC’s inception in November 1995 At the ACCC he participated in about 400 formal meetings of the ACCC. His additional nominated responsibilities included – The ACCC’s enforcement activities as a member and chair of its Enforcement Committee; The Presidency, in 2002-2003 on behalf of the ACCC, of the International Consumer Protection and Enforcement Network; Finalising and overseeing ACCC submissions to various parties or inquires about competition or consumer protection issues. He has written and presented several papers on Competition and Consumer Protection issues as commissioner with the ACCC. Prior to his appointment to the ACCC, Sitesh practised law as a Barrister at the independent bar and also as In House Counsel at the Office of the Australian Government Solicitor in Perth, Western Australia. His areas of practice included – Competition and Consumer law, Administrative law and Commercial litigation. Qualifications: Bachelor of Science & Bachelor of Laws (Monash University – Melbourne, Australia). Admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor or Legal Practitioner: Supreme Court of Victoria and also registered on the High Court of Australia Register of Practitioners (1986); Supreme Court of Western Australia (1986); Supreme Court of New South Wales (2004); Supreme Court of the Australian Capital Territory (2004). Read More
Beatriz Conde Gallego – Lecturer, Antitrust Law, Munich University
Beatriz Conde Gallego was born in Salamanca, Spain on 28 July 1973. She did her Studies of Law at the Universities of Salamanca and Leuven, Belgium from 1991-1996. She pursued her Masters, “Magister Legum“ (LL.M.) at the University of Würzburg, Germany from 1996-1997. After having completed her Masters she continued with her Doctoral studies at the University of Würzburg and at the Max-Planck-Institute for Intellectual Property, Competition and Tax Law, Munich. Dr. iur. 2002 from 1998-2002. In the year 2000 she was a Research Fellow at the Max-Planck-Institute and did her main research in the following areas: International and European competition law; Problems at the interface between intellectual property rights and competition law; intellectual property in Latin America. Since 2002, she is the Head of the Department for Spain, Portugal and Latin America at the Max-Planck Institute. From 2003-2004 she was a Lecturer on Spanish constitutional and civil law at the University of Munich. In the year 2004 she was also a Lecturer on German and European competition law at the University of the Federal Armed Forces, Munich (Universität der Bundeswehr). She has is now a Lecturer on Antitrust Law at the Munich University Summer Training in German and European Law since the year 2005. Beatriz is the Author of several publications on International and European competition law and on intellectual property. Read More
Larry Holloway – Chief of Energy Operations with the Utilities Division of the Kansas Corporation Commission
Larry Holloway did his Bachelors in Civil and Mechanical Engineering and Masters in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Kansas. He has also done a Masters in Engineering Management from Washington State University. He is a Civil and Mechanical Engineering Professional with an Engineering License.Larry has 15 years experience in design, construction, operations and project engineering in chemical plants and electric generating plants. 12 years experience managing electric, natural gas and water section for state utility regulatory agency. He has provided written and live testimony on numerous occasions before state and federal utility regulatory commissions and state legislative committees and task forces. Taught courses on regulatory theory, ratemaking and principles to regulators, utilities and policymakers from numerous developing countries throughout Africa and Central and South America as well as Russia and Azerbaijan for both NARUC and USEA. Read More
Kishan S Rana – Senior Fellow, E-learning Faculty, DiploFoundation, Malta & Geneva; Consultant, Commercial Diplomacy, New Delhi, India
BA (Hons), MA in Economics (First Division) St. Stephens College, Delhi. Served the Indian Foreign Service, 1960-95. Ambassador/High Commissioner to Algeria, Czechoslovakia, Kenya, Mauritius, and Germany. Joint Secretary in the Prime Minister’s Office in 1981-82, (also Consul General in San Francisco,1986-89). Since 2000, Senior Fellow, e-learning faculty of the ‘DiploFoundation’, based in Malta and Geneva. Commonwealth Adviser to the Namibia Foreign Ministry (2000-01). Professor Emeritus, Foreign Service Institute, New Delhi in April 2001. Occasional columnist for Indian journals.
Publications: Inside Diplomacy (2000); Managing Corporate Culture: Leveraging Diversity to give India a Global Competitive Edge (co-author, 2000); Bilateral Diplomacy (2002, translated in Chinese, 2005); The 21st Century Ambassador: Plenipotentiary to Chief Executive (2004). Read More