PhD in Economics, Sciences Po Paris; MA in International Studies, University of Denver. Senior Trade Economist, HSBC. Former: Senior Economist/Senior Trade Policy Analyst, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD); Supervisory International Economist, U.S. Department of Labor; Computer Systems Analyst/Agency Liasion, GSA; Rural Development Agent (Burkina Faso), Peace Corps. Researches approaches to protection of trade secrets, intellectual property protection and technological innovation in agriculture. Has published extensively.