Douglas Lippoldt is a senior economist and trade policy analyst in the Trade and Agriculture Directorate of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in Paris. His career at OECD has spanned nearly 2 decades and covers a portfolio of development issues around the topics of trade, employment and innovation, including a number of papers and edited volumes on issues directly relevant to the Tunis conference. He has maintained a particular focus on innovation and intellectual property rights, publishing a number of articles on this subject, as well. Prior to coming to the OECD, he worked for 10 years as an international economist for the US Government, primarily in the US Department of Labor, where his portfolio included trade policy, labour market and economic development issues. He has a PhD in International Economics from Sciences Po in Paris and an academic affiliation with the Groupe d’Économie Mondiale at Sciences Po.