Lee Ann Jackson is a Counsellor in the Agriculture and Commodities Division at the World Trade Organization and Secretary to the Committee on Agriculture. At the WTO she has worked in a variety of areas including agricultural negotiations, implementation of the SPS Agreement and dispute settlement activities.
Prior to working at the WTO she served as a Research Fellow in the School of Economics at the University of Adelaide in South Australia where she conducted quantitative economic research on agricultural trade policy. She also worked for several years in the Environment Division of the International Food Policy Research Institute and served as a consultant for various organizations including the Food and Agriculture Organization and the International Service for National Agricultural Research Systems.
She completed her Ph.D. in applied economics at the University of Minnesota; and has a joint Masters' degree in public policy and environmental studies from Yale University. She has numerous publication on the issue agriculture and trade including many on the topic of biotechnology, regulation and trade.