I am a political scientist in the Department of International Development, at the London School of Economics. I work on the comparative and international political economy of development. My main areas of research include the global and cross-national politics of intellectual property (IP) and the politics of trade and economic integration (including North-South trade agreements and the WTO). I am particularly interested in the role of IP and knowledge in development, both historically and in the contemporary global economy. To that end I am interested in the implications that the new global IP regime presents for late development, and the various ways that the new global norms and rules for IP are transmitted to the national level and affect national practices. Related to (and derived from) my work on IP, I have particular interests in issues related to the pharmaceutical industries, the production and supply of medicines, and health policies in developing countries.
I am one of the Managing Editors of the Journal of Development Studies, responsible for "non-economics" (i.e. politics, sociology, anthropology, geography...) at the journal.
Professor in Development Studies, Department of International Development ,
Institute of the Americas,
Affiliated Staff, Department of Government
Senior Research Fellow, Global Development and Environment Institute (GDAE), Tufts University
Research Associate, Centre for the Study of Human Rights
Department of International
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