Chad P. Bown

chad-p-bown-PIIEChad P. Bown is a Senior Fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics in Washington and a Research Fellow at CEPR in London. He was on the faculty at Brandeis University for twelve years as a tenured Professor of Economics, and he served as Senior Economist for International Trade and Investment in the White House on the President’s Council of Economic Advisers (CEA) in 2010-2011. He has spent a year in residence as a visiting scholar in Economic Research at the WTO Secretariat, and most recently he was a Lead Economist at the World Bank conducting research and advising developing country governments on international trade policy.

Bown currently co-directs, with Petros C. Mavroidis, an annual program of scholars providing legal-economic assessments of WTO case law and jurisprudence that are published with Cambridge University Press. He is the author of the book Self-Enforcing Trade: Developing Countries and WTO Dispute Settlement (Brookings Institution Press, 2009), and the co-editor, with Joost Pauwelyn, of The Law, Economics, and Politics of Retaliation in WTO Dispute Settlement (Cambridge University Press, 2010). His volume on the global economic crisis, The Great Recession and Import Protection: The Role of Temporary Trade Barriers (CEPR and World Bank, 2011) built from his trade policy monitoring initiatives during 2008-2010. He currently serves on the editorial boards of a number of academic journals, including Economics & Politics, International Economics, Journal of International Economics, Journal of International Economic Law, Journal of International Trade Law and Policy, Journal of World Trade, Review of International Organizations, and World Trade Review. Bown received a B.A. magna cum laude in Economics and International Relations from Bucknell University and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.