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Patrick A. Messerlin

messerlinPatrick Messerlin is Professor Emeritus of economics at Sciences Po.  He specializes in international trade policy and regulatory reforms.  His current research deals with EU-East Asia economic relations, regional trade agreements, WTO issues, services liberalization and the associated “Better regulations” initiatives.

He is currently the Chairman of the Steering Committee of the European Centre for International Political Economy (ECIPE, Brussels). From 1998 to 2012, he was director, Groupe d’Economie Mondiale at Sciences Po (GEM). In 2001-2002, Messerlin was a special advisor to Mike Moore, WTO Director General.  In 2003-2005, he co-chaired, with Ernesto Zedillo, former President of Mexico and Director of the Yale Center for the Study of Globalization, the United Nations Millenium Development Goals Task Force on Trade for Development. He also served as co-chair, with Ernest Zedillo, of the joint World Bank & UK Department for International Development Task Force on Global Finance and Trade Architecture.  In 2010-11 he served as the Chair of the Global Trade Council of the World Economic Forum, and as Deputy-Chair of the same Council in 2011-2012.

He is the author of many books, including Measuring the Costs of Protection in Europe: European Commercial Policy in the 2000s (Peterson Institute for International Economics 2001) and Europe after the No Votes (Institute of Economic Affairs 2006), and has published over one hundred articles in professional journals.