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Peter Phillips
Professor, Department of Political Studies, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon

Dr. Peter W.B. Phillips is a professor in the department of Political Studies at the University of Saskatchewan. He holds concurrent faculty appointments in Agricultural Economics and Management & Marketing at the U. of S. and as a Professor at Large in the Institute of Advanced Studies at the University of Western Australia. Dr. Phillips’ research concentrates on issues related to governing transformative innovations, which involves examining intellectual property rights for agricultural biotechnology, the economics and management of innovation and trade and marketing issues related to new technologies.

He has done theoretical, empirical, institutional and policy analysis of technological change, has published a variety of books and journal articles on governing innovation and has consulted on innovation policy with industry and governments in Canada, the US, the EU, Australia and with the OECD. He is a principal investigator or investigator on 7 internationally peer reviewed research programs with a combined budget of C$52 million. He is currently a member of the Canadian Biotechnology Advisory Committee, a senior research associate with the Estey Centre for Law and Economics in International Trade, member of the editorial boards of AgBioForum and IP Strategy, fellow at The Centre for Innovation Studies (THECIS), and member of the Canadian Association of Business Economists. He was a member of the Expert Panel commissioned under the NAFTA Council on Environmental Cooperation Chapter 13 process related to Transgenic Maize in Mexico (2002 -4).

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