Professor Jagdish Bhagwati
The global economy: Implications of world trade and emerging economies in the Asia Pacific
Professor Jagdish Bhagwati is described as the most creative international trade theorist of his generation .
Professor Bhagwati is senior fellow for international economics at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) and University Professor at Columbia University. He was economic policy adviser to Arthur Dunkel director-general of GATT (1991-1993), special adviser to the UN on globalization, and external adviser to the WTO. He has served on the expert group appointed by the director-general of GATT (1991-1993), special adviser to the UN on globalization, and external adviser to the WTO. He has served on the expert group appointed by the director-general of the WTO on the future of the WTO and the advisory committee to the Secretary-General Kofi Annan on the NEPAD process in Africa, and was also a member of the Eminent Persons Group under the chairmanship of President Fernando Henrique Cardoso on the future of UNCTAD.
Professor Bhagwati has published more than three hundred articles and has authored and edited over fifty volumes; he also writes frequently for the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and the Financial Times, as well as reviews for the New Republic and the Times Literary Supplement.
The Sir Roland Wilson Foundation was established in 1998 with donations from ANU and the Wilson family estate to advance the study and development of public policy and management within Australia and internationally. This annual lecture is the most prestigous economic policy lecture on the Canberra calendar.