Dr. Keith E. Maskus is the Chief Economist at the U.S. Department of State, where he leads research and analysis on a wide range of international economic and security topics relevant to U.S. foreign policy. These include global economic growth, financial stability, sanctions, trade, energy and climate change. He also represents the Department at numerous bilateral and multilateral fora on economic and security issues. Dr. Maskus is also an Arts and Sciences Professor of Distinction and Professor of Economics at the University of Colorado, Boulder, USA. He was Associate Dean for Social Sciences at CU Boulder from 2007-2013. He has been a Lead Economist in the Development Research Group at the World Bank. He is also a Research Fellow at the Peterson 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 Peking University. He serves also as a consultant for the World Bank, the World Trade Organization, and the World Intellectual Property Organization. Maskus recently chaired a panel of the National Academy of Sciences on intellectual property management in standards-setting organizations. 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.