Prof. Carlos Correa
Director of the Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies on Industrial Property and Economics Law, at the University of Buenos Aires
Following studies on economics and law at the University of Buenos Aires, from which he also obtained his doctorate, he has pursued a career in academia, with activities for a time in government.
From 1984-89, he was Under-secretary of State for Informatics and Development in the Argentine national government. During this period he was co-ordinator of the Inter-ministerial Group on Intellectual Property. He was also from 1988 to 1991 government delegate in international negotiations on intellectual property (including the Washington Treaty on integrated circuits and the TRIPS Agreement). He also participated, as FAO consultant, in the negotiation of the FAO International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources.
He was Director of the UNDP/UNIDO Regional Program on Informatics and Microelectronics for Latin America and the Caribbean, and was director of research projects sponsored by the International Development Research Centre of Canada.
Since 1991 he has been the Director of the Masters Program on Science and Technology Policy and Management, and of the Post-graduate Courses on Intellectual Property of the University of Buenos Aires. He was also appointed Director of the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies of Industrial Property Law and Economics of the same University. He is currently in charge of the “Innovation, Development and Intellectual Property Policy” project at the South Centre, and chairs the Genetics Resources Policy Committee of the CGIAR.
He has been a Visiting Professor in post-graduate courses at several Universities and has also taught international trade law at the University of Toronto as well as in courses organized by international organizations.
He has been a consultant to several regional and international organizations in different areas of law and economics. At different times he has advised governments on these issues and has been a consultant to the Rockefeller Foundation and DFID (United Kingdom). He was a member of the UK International Commission on Intellectual Property, established in 2001.
In 1999 he was a finalist of the “World Technology Award for Policy” competition of The Economist, for the contributions made “in the area of intellectual property, particularly in the field of biotechnology in developing countries”.
He is the author of several books and numerous articles on law and economics, particularly on investment, technology and intellectual property. His recent publications include work on intellectual property and international trade; integrating public health