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Biography of Robert Rogowsky

            Robert Rogowsky currently is Director of Operations at the U. S. International Trade Commission (USITC).  He has held that position since 1992.  He manages staff of 250 responsible for trade policy research and negotiation assistance provided to the U.S. Trade Representative and Congress, antidumping and countervailing duty investigations; research; Unfair Imports Adjudication; and maintenance of the Harmonized Tariff System.

            From 1995 to 1999 Dr. Rogowsky he served also as Chief Economist and Acting Director of the Office of Economics.  He chairs the Strategic Planning Committee and sits on the President’s Performance Improvement Council and on the Board of the International Trade Data System.  He has served in the Senior Executive Service since 1987 and has headed U.S. delegations to and Working Committees at the OECD.  He is called on often to testify before Congress, frequently invited to lecture before academic, business, and governmental groups in the U.S. and abroad.

Dr. Rogowsky is Adjunct Professor of International Trade at George Mason University’s School of Public Policy, where he was awarded that School’s Teacher of the Year (2000).   He also has taught at the American University, School of International Service and the Monterey Institute in California. He is a popular speaker for George Mason University Speakers Bureau on both global issues and motivational speaking.

            Dr. Rogowsky also served as Director of the Office of Industries of the USITC and as executive assistant to the Chairman.  Prior to that, he served as the Deputy Director, Bureau of Consumer Protection of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Acting Executive Director to the Consumer Product Safety Commission.  He served 5 years as an antitrust research and litigation economist at the Bureau of Economics of the FTC.

            Dr. Rogowsky received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Virginia (1982). He is a Japan Society Fellow.   He has written on international trade, competition policy and regulation, including Trade Liberalization: Fears and Facts, with Linda Linkins and Karl Tsuji, Relevant Markets in Antitrust, edited with Kenneth Elzinga, and The Political Economy of Deregulation, edited with Bruce Yandle. 

Robert Rogowsky CV

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