Keith Maskus

Professor of Economics and Associate Dean for Social Sciences at the University of Colorado, Boulder

Keith E. Maskus is Professor of Economics and Associate Dean for Social Sciences at the University of Colorado, Boulder, USA. He has been a Lead Economist in the Development Research Group at the World Bank. He is also a Research Fellow at the Institute for International Economics, a Fellow at the Kiel Institute for World Economics, and an Adjunct Professor at the University of Adelaide. He has been a Visiting Professor at the University of Adelaide and the University of Bocconi, and a Visiting Scholar at the CES-Ifo Institute at the University of Munich and the China Center for Economic Research at the University of Beijing. He serves also as a Consultant for the World Bank, the World Health Organization, and the World Intellectual Property Organization.

Maskus received his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Michigan in 1981 and has written extensively about various aspects of international trade. His current research focuses on the international economic aspects of protecting intellectual property rights. He is the author of Intellectual Property Rights in the Global Economy, published by the Institute for International Economics, and Co-editor of International Public Goods and the Transfer of Technology under a Globalized Intellectual Property Regime, published by Cambridge University Press. He recently wrote a piece calling for fundamental reform in US patent policy, published by the Council on Foreign Relations.

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