About the Author
Carlos M. Correa
Professor Carlos M. Correa is Director of the University of Buenos Aires Masters Programme on Science and Technology Policy and Management. Trained originally both as a lawyer and as an economist, he has made a speciality of technology and intellectual property rights. A former public servant (he was Under- Secretary of State for Informatics and Development, 1984–89, and the Argentinian Government’s official delegate to GATT and WIPO during the negotiations on intellectual property rights), he has also acted as a consultant to many international and regional organizations, including UNCTAD, UNIDO, WHO, FAO, ECLA, the Interamerican Development Bank, and the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity. He has also been a Visiting Professor at various universities in Latin America, Spain and Canada. He is the author of several books and articles in international journals on issues of technology and intellectual property, including Intellectual Property Rights, the WTO and Developing Countries: The TRIPs Agreement and Policy Options (Zed Books and Third World Network, 2000).