Robert Anderson is Counsellor in the Intellectual Property Division of the Secretariat of the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva, Switzerland, where he heads the Secretariat team supporting the work of the WTO Committee on Government Procurement and the renegotiation of the plurilateral Agreement on Government Procurement. He also has advisory responsibilities in the Secretariat regarding international competition policy issues. He travels extensively to the developing regions of the world to present technical assistance workshops and seminars on the subjects of government procurement and competition policy. Prior to joining the WTO in 1997, Robert Anderson held various professional positions in the Canadian Competition Bureau (Canada's national antitrust agency) and (earlier in his career) in: (i) the Department of Finance of the Canadian Province of Saskatchewan; and (ii) the Economic Council of Canada.
Robert Anderson is co-editor of two books: (i) (with Prof. Sue Arrowsmith) The WTO Regime on Government Procurement: Recent Developments and Challenges Ahead (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming 2011); and (ii) (with Prof. Nancy Gallini of the University of British Columbia) Competition Policy and Intellectual Property Rights in the Knowledge-based Economy (Industry Canada Research Series, 1998). He is the author/co-author of articles published in the Journal of International Economic Law, the Public Procurement Law Review, the Antitrust Law Journal, the Swiss Review of International Economic Relations ("Aussenwirtschaft"), Law in Transition (the e-journal of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development) and the Canadian Competition Record, in addition to chapters in numerous edited volumes. He holds degrees in economics and law from the University of British Columbia and Osgoode Hall Law School (Canada), respectively.
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