On April 3, 2023, Robert Koopman, Former Chief Economist of the WTO and Hurst Senior Professorial Lecturer at American University, will deliver the hybrid lecture “The Global Trading System in a Time of Geopolitical Disruption”.
Jan Svejnar, Richard N. Gardner Professor of Economics and International Affairs and Director, Center on Global Economy and Governance, Columbia SIPA, will serve as moderator.
About the Speaker:
Robert Koopman is the former Chief Economist at the World Trade Organization (WTO). He provides the Secretariat and Member Countries with analysis and information that promotes a deeper understanding of trade and trade policy's role in economic growth and development. Prior to this, he served as the Director of Operations and Chief Operating Officer for the United States International Trade Commission. He oversaw the Commission’s trade policy research and negotiation assistance to the President, the U.S. Trade Representative, and Congress; antidumping, countervailing duty, and safeguard; investigations; intellectual property investigations; maintenance and analysis of the Harmonized Tariff System, as well as the agency’s strategic planning and performance measurement initiatives. He also previously served as Chief Economist at the USITC, and various leadership positions at the Economic Research Service of USDA. He is currently a Hurst Senior Professorial Lecturer at American University, teaching graduate courses in International Economics, Climate Change and the Global Trading System, and WTO and U.S. Trade Policy.