Bios and Contact details of WTI Trainers
Modules: (i)Trade policy analysis: trade policy formulation and
(ii) Regional integration: comparative legal frameworks
Jane Drake-Brockman is an internationally recognised expert on the services economy with a unique policy, business advocacy and academic background. She is the Founder of the Australian Services Roundtable, the peak services industry coalition in Australia and now operates an Australian and Hong Kong–based consultancy providing technical assistance on the services economy throughout the Asia-Pacific region. Ms Drake-Brockman is a former senior Australian diplomat and trade negotiator, with 37 years of trade policy experience: with the Australian Treasury, the Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade (as Chief Economist, Chief of Staff to the Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs & Development Cooperation and Deputy Head of Mission in Brussels) as well the OECD Secretariat in Paris and the Commonwealth Secretariat in London. She has a strong publications record, having been Visiting Fellow at the Australian National University (ANU) and the University of Adelaide. She is a regular guest speaker on the global and regional services economy, including at the China Trade in Services Congress in Beijing, the Indonesian Services Dialogue in Jakarta, the APEC Business Advisory Council and the APEC Group on Services. She is currently convening the first ever PECC activity on regional economic integration in services, involving a signature PECC Conference in Hong Kong in June 2011. She was elected to the inaugural Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame at the ANU and selected by the Australian Prime Minister for inclusion among the 100 participants in the Future of the Economy session at the Australia 2020 Summit.
Christian Haeberli, World Trade Institute, University of Berne
Module: Trade in Agriculture (SPS, GMOs, organic food, subsidies, food security, export taxes, etc.)
Christian Häberli studied law in Zurich, Geneva and Basel where he graduated in 1977 with a Ph.D. on the subject of African Investment Law. He also studied development sciences (1973-75) and obtained a degree at the Institut Universitaire d’Etudes du Développement in Geneva. After a short stint with Swissair, Geneva, as an Air Transport Employee (1977-78), his professional career started in 1978 at the International Labour Organisation (ILO) with 2 years each in Madagascar and Thailand, followed by 3 years with the Swiss Development Cooperation in Nepal. From 1986 he worked at the Swiss Federal Department (Ministry) for Economic Affairs: at the Foreign Economic Affairs Office until 1999 (UNCTAD, UNIDO, UNCED, OECD and GATT/WTO) and until 2007 at the Agriculture Office (WTO, OECD, EU – as chair of the Swiss-EC Joint Agriculture Committee). In the WTO, he chaired the Committee on Agriculture (Regular Session) and served or serves in a number of panels, namely in EC – Bananas, Japan – Apples, EC – Biotech and China – Trading Rights. He has worked on numerous publications on legal and political aspects of trade, development, commodity and environmental issues, ethics, agriculture, non-trade concerns and WTO. In the WTI/NCCR, he is Leader of the NCCR’s Work Package 4: Trade, Development and Migration with a special interest in trade, agriculture and development issues (e.g. food security, aid for trade), market access for developing countries (PTA, EPA, SPS/TBT etc.) and dispute settlement and multilateral trade negotiations from a practical viewpoint.
Robert A. Rogowsky
Modules: (i) Trade policy analysis: competitiveness analysis and
(ii) Techniques of international trade negotiation
Robert A. Rogowsky is President of the Institute for Trade & Commercial Diplomacy (ITCD) and The Rogowsky Group. He received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Virginia (1982). From 1995 to 1999 he served as Chief Economist and from 1992 to 2010 as Director of Operations for the U.S. International Trade Commission, where he managed 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 graduate School of Public Policy, where he was awarded that School’s Teacher of the Year (2000), and at the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service. Dr. Rogowsky also has 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 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.
Pierre Sauvé, World Trade Institute, University of Berne
Module: Trade in Services
Pierre Sauvé is Deputy Managing Director and Director of Studies at the World Trade Institute (WTI), in Berne, Switzerland, where he also directs research on preferential trade under the NCCR-Trade project. He holds Visiting Professor appointments at the College of Europe in Bruges, Belgium and at the University of Barcelona, whose LL.M. program in international economic law and policy (IELPO) he advises. He was a Visiting Professor at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques’ (Sciences-Po) in Paris, France in 2003-04 and at the London School of Economics in 2008. He served as a senior economist in the OECD Trade Directorate from 1993 to 2002, a period during which he also taught at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and was appointed Non-resident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C. (1998-2000). Prior to joining the OECD, he served as services negotiator within the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade’s Office of North American Free Trade Negotiations (1991-93). He was previously a staff member of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade in Geneva, Switzerland (1988-91) as well as the Bank for International Settlements in Basel, Switzerland (1987-88). Mr. Sauvé was educated in economics and international relations at the Université du Québec à Montreal and Carleton University in Canada as well as at Cambridge and Oxford universities in the United Kingdom. He has advised the governments of a number of OECD and developing countries and served as a consultant to leading regional and multilateral agencies involved in trade, finance and development. He serves on the Editorial Board of the Journal of International Economic Law, is a Consulting Editor on the Advisory Group of the Journal of International Business Studies and a Member of the Review Committee of UNCTAD’s Series on International Investment and Development. He served as a member of the Warwick Commission on the Future of the Multilateral Trading System in 2007. He serves since February 2011 on the Board of the WTO’s Academic Chairs programme.
Anirudh Shingal, World Trade Institute, University of Berne
Module: Regional integration: Impact assessment based on the TradeSift methodology fro Sussex University (ex-ante and ex-post evaluation)
Anirudh Shingal is a Senior Research Fellow at the WTI and Co-leader of WP6 on the impact assessment of trade. He also works on preferential trade, trade and climate change and graduation issues.
A PhD in Economics from the University of Sussex, Anirudh specialises in International Economics, Econometrics and Development. Anirudh has worked in international trade for close to eight years including at the WTO and the World Bank and has conducted specific research on trade in services, government procurement, preferential trade agreements, LDC market access, trade defence, trade facilitation, competition policy, trade in agriculture and SPS issues. He has also published in these areas, including for the World Bank, the WTO, the European Commission, UNCTAD and the Commonwealth Secretariat. Anirudh is also affiliated with the Centre for the Analysis of Regional Integration at Sussex (CARIS) and has co-authored several reports on the impact of preferential trade agreements on excluded and partner countries.
Anirudh graduated ‘summa cum laude’ on the MILE Program at the WTI and also holds a Masters degree in Economics from the Delhi School of Economics. His undergraduate degree was in Economics (Honors) from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi University.