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Pierre Sauvé

World Trade Institute

Trade in Services (08/01/2018 - 12/01/2018)
Introduction to Investment (03/04/2018 - 04/04/2018)


Pierre Sauvé is Deputy Managing Director and Director of Studies at the World Trade Institute (WTI), in Berne, Switzerland, where he teaches in the WTI's MILE programme and directs a Swiss National Foundation research project on the evolving international regulatory framework in service industries (2005-9).

He is a Visiting Lecturer and Research Associate in the International Trade Policy Unit at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), in London, U.K., and also holds a Visiting Professor appointments in the International Relations Department at the College of Europe, in Bruges, Belgium and at the University of Barcelona Law School, whose LLM programme in International Economic Law and Policy (IELPO) he advises.

Since 1999, he has taught in the Academy of International Law's annual Summer Academy on the Law and Economics of the WTO, held in Macau. He is a Senior Fellow of the European Centre for International Political Economy (ECIPE), in Brussels, Belgium, since its launch in October 2006. He was a Visiting Professor at the Institut d'Etudes Politiques (Sciences-Po), in Paris, France, in 2003-04 and has worked as a consultant for the World Bank since January 2003. From 1998-2000, he taught at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, during which period he was also appointed Non-Resident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution, in Washington, D.C. He served as Canada's services negotiator in the North American Free Trade Agreement and was a staff member at the Bank for International Settlements, the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade and the OECD Trade Directorate.

In 2007, he was a member of the Warwick Commission on the future of the multilateral trading system. Pierre Sauvé's research interests focus on the evolution of rule-making for services trade and investment and the impact that regional integration agreements exert on the design and operation of the multilateral trading system.

Selected publications

  • "Adding value at the periphery: elements of WTO+ regional agreements in services", in Susan Joekes, ed., Eyes wide shut: beyond market access in North-South regional trade agreements, Ottawa: International Development Research Center, (forthcoming).
  • With Martin Molinievo and Elizabeth Tuerk, Revealed policy preferences in selected international investment agreements, Investment Issues series, Geneva: United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, (forthcoming).
  • "Service Industries and Knowledge-Based Economies: Summing Up What We Know and Know We Don't Know", in Nakamura, Alice and Richard G. Lipsey, eds., Service Industries in a Knowledge Based Economy, Calgary: University of Calgary Press for Industry Canada, (forthcoming).
  • With Craig van Grasstek, "The Consistency of WTO Rules - Can the Single Undertaking Be Squared with Variable Geometry?", in Cottier, Thomas, ed., The Single Undertaking After Cancun: Diversity and Variable Geometry in the WTO System, London: Cambridge University Press, (forthcoming).
  • With Americo Beviglia-Zampetti, "Rules of Origin for Services: A Review of Current Practice", in Estevadeordal, A., et al., eds., The Origin of Goods, London: Oxford University Press and CEPR, (forthcoming).
  • With Americo Beviglia-Zampetti, "International Investment Rules", in Sykes, Alan O. and Andrew Guzman, eds., Handbook of International Economic Law, London: Edgar Elder, (forthcoming).
  • "The Doha Development Agenda and the Achievement of the Millenium Development Goals: Towards an enhanced global partnership in trade", Paper prepared for the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, Banhgok, (February 2005).
  • "Multilateral Rules on Investment: Options and Ways Forward", Paper prepared for the Japan Fair Trade Centre, Tokyo, (November 2004).
  • With Martin Molinuevo, "Patterns of GATS Commitments in Banking, Distribution and Transportation Services: Implications for Vietnam's Accession to the WTO", Paper prepared for the World Bank Institute, (October 2004).
  • "Special Problems of Financing for Development in Asia-Pacific Countries", Paper prepared for the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, Banhgok, (October 2004).
  • "Moving People to Deliver Services" (2004), book review in the World Trade Review, Volume 3, No. 1, (March), pp. 153-56).
  • "Trading for Development - A Report to the APEC WTO Capacity Building Group", Singapore: APEC Secretariat, (April 2004). Available at http://www.apec.org/
  • "Assessing the WTO Accession of Nepal and Cambodia: Economic Impacts and Social Adjustment Costs", Paper prepared for Regional Policy Dialogue: Facilitating the Accession of Developing Countries to the WTO, Bangkok: United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, 1 April 2004.
  • With Aaditya Mattoo, "Regionalism and Trade in Services in the Western Hemisphere: A Policy Agenda", in A. Estevadeordal, D. Rodrik, A. Taylor and A. Velasco, eds. (2004), Integrating the Americas: FTAA and Beyond, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, pp. 487-526.
  • With Celina Pena, "Untying the Knots in Services and Investment", in Valladao, Alfredo G. A., Felix Pena and Patrick Messerlin, eds (2004), Concluding the EU-Mercosur Agreement - "Feasible Scenarios", Paris: Chaire Mercosur de Sciences-Po, pp. 83-102.
  • "The GATS and developing countries: at the service of development?", Trade Brief No. 4, Stockholm: Swedish International Development Agency, February 2004 (available at http://www.sida.se/).
  • With Maryse Robert, "Investment Issues and their Interface with Services" in PECC (2004), Perspectives on the Services-Investment Nexus, Singapore: Pacific Economic Cooperation Council, pp. 7-17.
  • "Decrypting Cancun", Paper presented at an Ad Hoc Meeting of Experts on "The Multilateral Trading System and Developing Countries After Cancun, Bangkok: United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific", 18 November 2003. Published in Portuguese as "As razěos do fracasso de Cancún", in Revista Brasiliera de Comercio Exterior, No 78, (Spring 2004).
  • "Investment and the Doha Development Agenda: a look at the issues", in The Doha Development Agenda, Perspectives from the ESCAP Region, New York: United Nations, 2003, pp. 69-98.
  • "Services", in OECD, Regionalism and the Multilateral Trading System, Paris: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, (2003), pp. 23-43
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