Chair, Department of Economics
Frances & John Downing Family Professor

Vanderbilt University
E-mail: k.saggi@vanderbilt.edu

Welcome to my webpage! I am Chair of the Department of Economics and the inaugural holder of the Frances & John Downing Family Endowed Chair at Vanderbilt University. I also hold courtesy appointments as Professor of Law in the Vanderbilt Law School and Professor of Management in the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt.

Two major themes underlying my research are: (i) the inter-relationships between intellectual property rights protection, trade, and technology transfer in the global economy and the (ii) economic underpinnings of the rules and regulations of the contemporary multilateral trading system as embodied in the major trade agreements of the World Trade Organization and its dispute settlement process.

Here are some of my recent publicationsA fairly complete list of my research papers and publications can be found on my Google Scholar page or my REPEC page.