Past Event

Multilateralism and the WTO - Lecture by Robert Koopman

April 7, 2022
9:00 AM - 10:45 AM
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This event is part of the series: “The World Economy: Views of Chief Economists"

Delivered by Robert Koopman, Chief Economist of the World Trade Organization

Moderated by Jan Svejnar, Richard N. Gardner Professor of Economics and International Affairs and Director, Center on Global Economic Governance, Columbia University

Join the Center on Global Economic Governance and the MPA in Economic Policy Management for this lecture in the series: “The World Economy: Views of Chief Economists," presenting world renowned economists from the private and public sector to discuss current global economic challenges and their perspectives of the future.

*Advance registration is required. Registrants will be sent a Zoom link prior to the event.

Speaker's Profile:

Robert Koopman is Chief Economist and Director of Economic Research and Statistics Division at the World Trade Organization. In this post Bob 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. 

Bob 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 also currently a visiting Professor at the Graduate Institute in Geneva.

Contact Information

Center on Global Economic Governance