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Pierre Sauvé

Pierre Sauvé works in the OECD Trade Directorate's Trade Policy Linkages Division, in Paris, France, covering a range of "new" trade issues (i.e. the interface of trade, investment, competition and regulatory reform).

He returned to the OECD in July 2000 after spending two years as an Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government, in Cambridge, Massachusetts. During the same period, he was also appointed as a Non-Resident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution, in Washington, D.C..

Prior to joining the OECD, he served as services negotiator within the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade's Office of North American Free Trade Negotiations. Before joining the NAFTA negotiating team, he was an Economic Affairs Officer in the secretariat of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade, in Geneva, Switzerland, where he served in both the Group of Negotiations on Services and the Trade Policies Review Divisions. He was also a staff member of the Monetary and Economic Department at the Bank for International Settlements, in Basle, Switzerland, and served as Economic Advisor to the Government of Québec's Executive Council Ministry during the course of the Canada-United States free trade negotiations
Mr. Sauvé has advised the governments of a number of OECD and developing countries and served as a consultant to the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, the Inter-American Development Bank, the Organisation of American States, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, as well as the Agence Internationale de la Francophonie.

Mr. Sauvé was educated at the Université du Québec à Montréal and Carleton University in Canada, and at the Universities of Cambridge and Oxford in the United Kingdom. He is the author of numerous articles and monographs on policy issues relating to international trade, investment and the regulation of industry. His most recent books include: GATS: The Case for Open Services Markets, Paris: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, 2002; with Roger B. Porter, Arvind Subramanian and Americo Beviglia-Zampetti, eds., Efficiency, Equity and Legitimacy: The Multilateral Trading System at the Millennium, Washington, D.C.: The Brookings Institution Press, 2001; with Julia Nielson, ed., Trade in Services: Negotiating Issues and Approaches, Paris: OECD Publications, 2001; with Roger B. Porter, ed., Seattle, the WTO and the Future of the Multilateral Trading System, Cambridge: Center for Business and Government, Harvard University, 2000; with Robert M. Stern, ed., GATS 2000: New Directions in Services Trade Liberalisation, Washington, D.C.: The Brookings Institution and Harvard, 2000.
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