Announced: Chad Bown

Posted on the 12th January 2015 by Shanta, Communications Coordinator


We're proud to announce our next speaker for WES 2015

Chad Bown is a Lead Economist at the World Bank, a celebrated academic and published author, with research interests including the political economy of international trade laws and institutions. His current post at the World Bank in Washington, DC, involves conducting research and advising governments on international trade policy as part of the Trade and International Integration team. He also holds a post as a research fellow at the Centre for Economic Policy Research in London.

After receiving his B.A. in Economics and International Relations from Bucknell University, Mr Bown went on to complete his Ph.D. in Economics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Beginning his academic career at Brandeis University, he remained on the faculty for twelve years, becoming a tenured Professor of Economics working in both the Department of Economics and the International Business School. Mr Bown served as Senior Economist for International Trade and Investment in the White House on Obama’s Council of Economic Advisors, and spent a year in residence as a visiting scholar in Economic research at the World Trade Organisation Secretariat (WTO) in Geneva. His trade policy initiatives during 2008-2010 were featured in the Financial Times and The Wall Street Journal.

Bown serves on the editorial boards of various journals, including the Journal of International Economics, the World Trade Review and Economics & Politics, amongst others. He has had his academic work published on numerous occasions, including in The American Economic Review, and is the author of the book Self Enforcing Trade: Developing Countries and WTO Dispute Settlement. Bown also co-edited, with Joost Pauwelyn, The Law, Economics, and Politics Retaliation in WTO Dispute Settlement. His most recent publication is an edited volume on the global economic crisis entitled, The Great Recession and Import Protection: The Role of Temporary Trade Barriers.

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