ARTNeT Advisor: Research Programme
Mr. Patrick Low is Director of Asia Global Fellows Program at University of Hong Kong. He also undertakes and leads research into global supply chains, international trade and global governance. He was the Chief Economist at the World Trade Organization (WTO) since its creation in 1995, having previously worked at the GATT Secretariat, from 1980 to 1987. After joining the WTO, he worked on trade in services for two years before his appointment as Chief Economist in 1997. From 1999 to 2000 he served as WTO Director-General Mike Moore's Chief of Staff, after that he returned to his previous post of Chief Economist. From 1990 to 1994 he worked as a senior economist in the World Bank's research complex (International Trade Division). His main areas of research at the Bank were trade policy, trade and the environment, fiscal policy and customs reform. Patrick is also an Adjunct Professor of International Economics at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva. He holds a BA in Economics from the University of Kent and a PhD in Economics from Sussex University, both in the UK, and has written widely on a range of trade policy issues. Currently he is also an Adjunct Professor of International Economics at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva. He holds a PhD in economics from Sussex University in the United Kingdom, and has written widely on a range of trade policy issues.