RESEARCH WORKSHOP

What is the economic potential of trade in ideas?

Azerbaijan, Chile, El Salvador, Kenya, Peru, South Africa and Uganda are participating in a forward-looking study to inform a development policy based on leveraging the human capital formation of developing nations through markets in patents (licensing). Surveys and workshops with inventors and policy makers from these countries are reported. The next steps to inform a national and international policy discussion will be presented, including an already started statistics framework study – a key to measure the impact of such a policy. The Foreign Office of the Kingdom of Sweden has funded the pilot and the statistics study. Introduction

Geneva, WTO Headquarters - Room E

Programme

 Video

10:00

Opening remarks

  • Xiaozhun Yi, Deputy Director-General, WTO

10:10

Presentation of Pilot Study

  • Adj. Professor Eskil Ullberg, George Mason University and head of the Trade in Ideas Programme
    Presentation

Statistics framework study

  • Andreas Maurer, Chief of International Trade Statistics Section, WTO
    Presentation

11:00

Chile Pilot Study

  • Counsellor Martin Correa Finsterbusch, Permanent Mission of Chile to the WTO

11:15

El Salvador Pilot Study

  • Ambassador Francisco Lima Mena, Permanent Representative of El Salvador to the WTO

11:30

Peru Pilot Study

  • Minister Counsellor Cristóbal Melgar Pazos, Permanent Mission of Peru to the WTO
    Presentation

11:45

Uganda Pilot Study

  • Ambassador Christopher Onyanga Aparr, Permanent Representative of Uganda to the WTO
    Speech

12:00

Kenya Pilot Study

  • Permanent Representative of Kenya to the WTO (tbc)

12:15

General discussion on follow-on projects

13:00

Welcome to join!


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