Dr. Patrick LOW

Fellow at AGI, Asia Global Institute, University of Hong Kong

Dr. Patrick Low directs, undertakes and leads research into global supply chains, international trade and global governance at the Asia Global Institute. He was the Chief Economist at the World Trade Organization since its creation in 1995, having previously worked at the GATT Secretariat, from 1980 to 1987. After joining the WTO, he worked on trade in services for two years before his appointment as Chief Economist in 1997. From 1999 to 2000 he served as WTO Director-General Mike Moore’s Chief of Staff, after which he returned to his previous post as Chief Economist. From 1990 to 1994 he worked as a senior economist in the World Bank’s research complex (International Trade Division). His main areas of research at the Bank were trade policy, trade and the environment, fiscal policy and customs reform. Dr Low is also an Adjunct Professor of International Economics at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva. He teaches two courses there, one on trade theory and the theory of trade policy, and the other on the economics of the environment, trade and climate change. He holds a BA in Economics from the University of Kent and a PhD in Economics from Sussex University, both in the UK, and has written widely on a range of trade policy issues.

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