Douglas Lippoldt

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.