Keith Maskus

Keith E. Maskus

Associate Dean for Social Sciences at the University of Colorado, Boulder, USA

Keith E. Maskus is Professor of Economics and Associate Dean for Social Sciences at the University of Colorado, Boulder, USA.  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 Health Organization, and the World Intellectual Property Organization and is currently chairing 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.  He recently wrote a piece analyzing the need for reforms in U.S. patent policy, published by the Council on Foreign Relations.  A new volume, Private Rights and Public Problems: The Global Economics of Intellectual Property in the 21st Century, is scheduled for publication by the Peterson Institute for International Economics.

Bridges news

14 December 2010
Technology transfer has long been associated with classic justifications for participation by developing and least-developed countries (LDCs) in the global intellectual property system. For these countries, access to new technologies, including environmentally sound technologies, is integrally...