Patrick Messerlin

Professor of Economics at Sciences Po Paris

Patrick A. Messerlin is Professor of Economics at the Institut d' Etudes Politiques de Paris, known as Sciences Po and the director of the Groupe d'Economie Mondiale de Sciences Po (GEM) since its creation in 1997. He has specialised in international trade and trade policy. His current research deals with (i) WTO issues; (ii) liberalisation in services (with a special interest for the audiovisual and distribution sectors) and the associated regulatory reforms; and (iii) EC commercial policy. His recent books include Measuring the Costs of Protection in Europe: European Commercial Policy in the 2000s, Institute for International Economics (Washington) 2001; Commerce international, Presses Universitaires de France (Paris) 1998; Antidumping Industrial Policy: Legalized Protectionism in the WTO and What to Do about it, (with Brian Hindley) American Enterprise Institute (Washington) 1996; La nouvelle organisation mondiale du commerce, Dunod (Paris) 1995. He has written a hundred articles for professional journals, including the Economic Journal, the European Economic Review, Weltwirtschaftliches Archiv, World Economy, Economic Studies, European Economy and Revue Economique. Since July 2001, he is a Special Adviser to Mike Moore, WTO Director General. He also serves as a member of the Preparatory Conference to the G7-G8 Summits (a group of independent persons gathered by the Institute for International Economics and the Tokyo Foundation), of the Advisory Committees on competition issues and on services (both at the French Ministry of Economics) and of the Steering Committee of the European Trade Study Group (an academic group). After having been a Visiting Professor at the University of Houston (Texas) and at Simon Fraser University (British Columbia), he has been, from 1986 to 1990, a Senior Economist at the Research Department of the World Bank, and since then, a Consultant to various international organisations, governments and firms.