Chad P. Bown

The World Bank

Chad P. Bown is a Lead Economist at the World Bank in Washington, DC and a Research Fellow at CEPR in London. At the World Bank, he conducts research and advises governments on international trade policy as part of the Trade and International Integration (DECTI) team in the Development Research Group.

Bown has served as Senior Economist in the White House on the President's Council of Economic Advisers (CEA), and he is formerly a tenured Professor of Economics at Brandeis University, where he was a member of the faculty for twelve years with a joint appointment in the Department of Economics and International Business School (IBS). Bown has also been the Okun-Model Fellow in Economic Studies and a non-resident Fellow in the Global Economy and Development Program at the Brookings Institution, and he spent a year in residence as a visiting scholar in Economic Research at the WTO Secretariat.

In 2004, Bown initiated a trade policy transparency project at the World Bank that subsequently resulted in the freely available, Internet-based Global Antidumping Database, which is now part of the World Bank's Temporary Trade Barriers Database. He now serves on the editorial boards of Economics & Politics, Journal of International Economics, Journal of International Economic Law, Journal of World Trade, Review of International Organizations, and World Trade Review. He is a Member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and he co-directs, with Petros C. Mavroidis, an annual program of scholars providing and publishing legal-economic assessments of WTO case law and jurisprudence.

Bown has published an edited volume on the global economic crisis titled The Great Recession and Import Protection: The Role of Temporary Trade Barriers (CEPR and World Bank, 2011). His other recent books include Self-Enforcing Trade: Developing Countries and WTO Dispute Settlement (Brookings Institution Press, 2009) and The Law, Economics and Politics of Retaliation in WTO Dispute Settlement (co-edited with Joost Pauwelyn, Cambridge University Press, 2010).