Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs
Frances & John Downing Family Chair
Professor of Economics
I am Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs and the Frances & John Downing Family Professor of Economics at Vanderbilt University.
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.