Andrew Lang is a Lecturer in Law, teaching Public International Law, with a specialty in International Economic Law. He is a co-founder, with Colin Picker, of the Society of International Economic Law...Andrew Lang is a Lecturer in Law, teaching Public International Law, with a specialty in International Economic Law. He is a co-founder, with Colin Picker, of the Society of International Economic Law and sits on the Editorial Boards of the Journal of International Economic Law and the Law and Development Review. He is a member of the faculty of the World Trade Institute's Masters of International Law and Economics, and has taught on the IIEM Academy of International Trade Law in Macau. His current research is focussed on a number of themes around global economic governance, including the relationship between law and expert knowledge, sociological approaches to the study of the trade regime, questions around trade in serivces. He is also currently working on a British Academy funded project to write a social history of the trade and human rights debate. His 2007 article, 'Reflecting on Linkage' received the MLR Wedderburn Prize for the best article published in the 2007 volume of the MLR. Andrew has a combined BA/ LLB degree from the University of Sydney, receiving the University Medal in both degrees. His PhD is from the University of Cambridge, graduating in May 2005. From 2004-2006, he was the Gott Research Fellow in Law at Trinity Hall, at the University of Cambridge
Lucrezia Tuis holds a Bachelor's Degree in International Economics and a Master's Degree with honours in International Trade Economics, both granted by the Ca' Foscari University of Venice. She has also been an Erasmus student at the Universitè Catholique de Louvain, in Belgium. She attended Summer Schools in Law held, respectively, by Widener University School of Law (Delaware, USA) in "International Business Transactions" and by Wake Forest University School of Law (N.C., USA) in "Comparative Company Law".
Her main field of interest is trade policy, with particular focus on the European Union. She decided to enrol in the IELPO Programme in order to complement the robust understanding of the global economic-financial and political-institutional scenarios acquired during her Economics studies with a deep knowledge of the legal aspects of international trade.
Lucrezia is currently working as a research assistant at the European Centre for International Political Economy (ECIPE) in Brussels. Her research focuses mainly on non-tariff barriers in Asia. She gained relevant experience in the field of trade policy also by working as a trainee in Brussels at the European Commission, DG Trade, in the policy section of unit H.1 which deals with trade defense instruments and in the Trade Relations Department of the Permanent Representation of Italy to the EU where she became strongly knowledgeable about the functioning of the EU institutions and about the major EU trade policy issues.
Furthermore, she has worked at the Brussels' Delegation of the Union of Chambers of Commerce of Veneto Region, where she dealt with European trade and SMEs policy matters, and at the Italian Consulate and Chamber of Commerce in Las Palmas (Spain) where she was mostly involved in carrying out some research on the development of the tourism sector in Gran Canaria Island.
A native Italian speaker, she is fluent in English and Spanish and she has a good working French.
Lucrezia is particularly interested in analysing the linkages between environmental policies and international trade (e.g. environmental standards, trade in biofuels, carbon tariffs). For this reason the topic of her research paper focuses on the rise in green protectionism in the EU and the U.S. Apart from that her interests include: the dynamics of globalization and of economic and financial crises, international politics, and arts (the Italian Renaissance and the Impressionism in particular).
Constantinos (Costas) Stephanou is a Senior Financial Economist in the Financial Policy Development Unit of the World Bank´s Financial and Private Sector Development Vice Presidency...Constantinos (Costas) Stephanou is a Senior Financial Economist in the Financial Policy Development Unit of the World Bank's Financial and Private Sector Development Vice Presidency. He has been working on various financial sector topics, including banking, risk management and Basel II, private sector and SME financing, free trade agreements and financial services, and competition. Prior to joining the World Bank, he worked as a risk management consultant for Oliver, Wyman & Company, and as Treasury Risk Manager and Head of Planning for Laiki Bank (HSBC affiliate) in Greece.
Mr. Stephanou holds degrees in Economics and Public Policy from the universities of Cambridge and Harvard respectively.
Adrian Verdegay Mena is a Spanish national who obtained his Law Degree from the University of Barcelona...Adrian Verdegay Mena is a Spanish national who obtained his Law Degree from the University of Barcelona. During the program, he arranged three years of the Business Administration Degree in the University of Barcelona. These studies were supplemented with some stages in recognized international universities such as the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), Boston University and The Hague Academy of International Law where he was involved in curricular activities related to International Law and Economics.
The interest in the International Economic Law and Policies is consequence of his participation in the ELSA WTO Moot Court 2008 and in the Harvard United Nations Model of 2008.
Adrián has worked as an intern in the Spanish Red Cross, where he was responsible for many projects related to International Public Law and International Humanitarian Law.
During six months as an intern for Appleton Luff International Lawyers in its Brussels office, Mr. Verdegay has dealt with different issues: Services Doha Negotiations; Overseas Countries and Territories; Economic Partnership Agreements; African Regional Economic Communities; and Anti-Dumping cases.
Adrián Verdegay is now starting a new phase in his professional career as a trainee lawyer in the Brussels Office of SJ Berwin.
In his Research Paper, Mr. Verdegay has studied the Economic Partnership Agreements between African countries and the European Union. Professor Petros Mavroidis has been Adrián's supervisor.
Adrián Verdegay Mena speaks Spanish and Catalan, which are his mother tongues, English and has a high work level of French.
Germà Bel is full Professor of Economics at Universitat de Barcelona (Spain)...Germà Bel is full Professor of Economics at Universitat de Barcelona (Spain). Visiting Professor at Cornell University (CIPA) in the academic year 2004-05. Visiting Scholar at Harvard University (KSG) in 2005-06.
His academic research focuses on: (1) The Economics and Politics of public sector reform, with special attention to privatization, regulation, and competition, and (2) The Economic and Politics of infrastructure and transport. On these issues has published and edited several books, and has published several articles in International and Spanish academic journals (detailed information is available in: ub.edu/graap/beling.htm ). Technical advisor for the United Nations Development Program (UNDP).
Has served as economic advisor for the provincial government of Barcelona (1989-90), for the Spanish Minister for Territorial Affairs (MAP, 1990-91), and for the Spanish Minister of Public Works and Transportation (MOPT, 1991-93). Between 2000 and 2004 served as Congressman in the Spanish Congress (representing the province of Barcelona).
Holds a BA in Economics from the Univesity of Barcelona (1986), a MA in Economics from the University of Chicago (1988), and a PhD in Economics (with Honors, Extraordinary Prize) at the University of Barcelona (1993).
Owing to his training and experience in business, economics and international relations, Patrick Leblond´s expertise concerns questions relating to global economic governance and international and comparative political economy...Owing to his training and experience in business, economics and international relations, Patrick Leblond's expertise concerns questions relating to global economic governance and international and comparative political economy, more specifically those that deal with international finance, international economic integration as well as business-government relations. His regional expertise focuses on Europe and North America. Before joining the University of Ottawa in 2008, Patrick was assistant professor of international business at HEC Montréal and director of the Réseau économie internationale (REI) at the Centre d'études et de recherches internationales de l'Université de Montréal (CERIUM). He was also visiting scholar at the Institute for Research on Public Policy (IRPP). Before embarking on his academic career, Patrick worked in accounting and auditing for Ernst & Young (he holds the title of Chartered Accountant) as well as in corporate finance and strategy consulting for Arthur Andersen & Co. and SECOR Consulting.
Robert A. Rogowsky is a Research Fellow at The Independent Institute and Director of Operations for the U.S. International Trade Commission. He received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Virginia (1982)...Robert A. Rogowsky is a Research Fellow at The Independent Institute and Director of Operations for the U.S. International Trade Commission. He received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Virginia (1982). From 1995 to 1999 he served as Chief Economist and Acting Director of the Office of Economics. As Director of Operations for the U.S. International Trade Commission, he manages a staff of 240 responsible for antidumping and countervailing duty investigations; research, technical expertise and trade policy assistance provided to the U.S. Trade Representative and Congress; and maintenance of the Harmonized Tariff System.
Dr. Rogowsky is also Adjunct Professor of International Trade at George Mason University's School of Public Policy, where he was awarded that School's Teacher of the Year (2000), and at the American University, School of International Service. Dr. Rogowsky also has served as Director of the Office of Industries of the USITC and as executive assistant to the Chairman. Prior to that he served as the Deputy Director, Bureau of Consumer Protection of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Acting Executive Director to the Consumer Product Safety Commission and Advisor to Commissioners at that Commission. Dr. Rogowsky served as an antitrust research and litigation economist at the Bureau of Economics of the FTC. He has written widely on international trade, competition policy and regulation, including Trade Liberalization: Fears and Facts, with Linda Linkins and Karl Tsuji, Relevant Markets in Antitrust, edited with Kenneth Elzinga, and The Political Economy of Deregulation, edited with Bruce Yandle
Mr. Martin Chudej got his Master degree in the European Integration from the University of Economics Prague Business School in 2006...Mr. Martin Chudej got his Master degree in the European Integration from the University of Economics Prague Business School in 2006. In the mean time, he also received a BA in Theoretical Economics at the Charles University. During his studies at Prague, Martin was selected for an inter-governmental student ex-change program at the University of Dunedin, New Zealand where he conducted research for his bachelor research paper focused on the New Zealand economic reform.
Afterwards, Martin spent a year in an exchange program at Sciences-Po Paris drafting his Master thesis focused on the development strategy of the EU in the Maghreb countries. Admitted as a regular master-level student at Sciences-Po, he spent two years studying Economic Law and Regulation. He accomplished his final year at Sciences-Po by a highly selective double-degree program offered by Université Paris I - Sorbonne in the Law of Economic Globalization revolving mainly around International Investment Arbitration, Trade and International Litigation. Upon his graduation in 2008, Martin was admitted to the College of Europe and the IELPO Program where he is currently enrolled.
During his studies at Sciences-Po, Martin participated in the French Ministry of Industry funded team-project focused on the popularization of the "Globalization" with the French public and high school students. At the end of his studies, he also worked as an intern in a small Paris based law-firm specialized in Financial and Insurance law litigation. Interested in studying languages, Martin also travelled and worked abroad intensely dealing with contexts not always strictly related to the law (New Zealand, Australia, France, Spain and Ireland).
EU external economic relations, the institutional reform of the EU and EU's role within the international governance structure (investment, trade, competition and regionalism) are amongst his highest interest.
Apart from Czech, Martin is fluent in English, French and Spanish. He understands Slovak and got notions in Russian.
Peter Van den Bossche is Professor of International Economic Law at Maastricht University and Senior Fellow at the Institute for Globalisation and International Regulation of Maastricht University (igir.org)...Peter Van den Bossche is Professor of International Economic Law at Maastricht University and Senior Fellow at the Institute for Globalisation and International Regulation of Maastricht University (igir.org). On 17 June 2009, he was appointed to the Appellate Body of the World Trade Organization. He will take up his position as WTO appellate judge on 12 December 2009.
Dr. Van den Bossche is a member of the Board of Editors of the Journal of International Economic Law and a member of the Executive Council of the Society of International Economic Law. He is a member of the international faculty of the World Trade Institute, Berne, Switzerland; the Institut d' études européennes of the Université libre de Bruxelles, Belgium; the International Trade Law Academy of the Institute for European Studies of Macau, Macau SAR, P.R. of China; the International Economic Law and Policy Programme of the Facultat de Dret of the Universitat de Barcelona; the Trade Policy Training Centre in Africa at the Eastern and Southern African Management Institute, Arusha, Tanzania; and the China-EU School of Law, Beijing, P.R. of China.
Dr. Van den Bossche graduated magna cum laude from the Faculty of Law of the University of Antwerp (1982). He holds a LL.M. from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (1986) and a PhD in law from the European University Institute, Florence (1990).
Dr. Van den Bossche worked at the Court of Justice of the European Communities, Luxembourg, as référendaire of Advocate-General W. Van Gerven (1990-92) after which he joined the Faculty of Law of Maastricht University, where he was appointed to the position of senior lecturer in 1993.
From 1997 to 2001, Dr. Van den Bossche was Counsellor to the Appellate Body of the World Trade Organization, Geneva. In 2001, he served as Acting Director of the Appellate Body Secretariat.
From 2005 to 2009, he served as Head of the Department of International and European Law at Maastricht University. From 2007 to 2009, he was the first Director of the Institute for Globalisation and International Regulation of Maastricht University.
From 2002 to 2009, Dr. Van den Bossche acted as a consultant on WTO law to the European Commission, the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the Canadian International Development Agency (CIBA), the World Trade Organization (WTO), the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), the Southern African Customs Union (SACU), the Association of South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN), the Asian Development Bank (ADB), NGOs and law firms