Published: June 8, 1997


University of Colorado at Boulder economics Professor Keith Maskus will serve as a resource to reporters covering the Denver Summit of the Eight meetings June 20-22. His areas of expertise are international trade, trade theory and U.S. trade policy.

Maskus served a year-long appointment in 1986-87 as a special adviser to the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C. He conducted trade studies and advised upper-level department officials.

Specifically, Maskus prepared documents on agricultural trade policies for a proposed revision of rules outlined in the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade, an informal pact established in 1947 guiding the trade policies of member Western nations. The GATT agreement revision slowing worldwide import tariffs was signed into law by Congress in 1994.

Professor Maskus can be reached at his office at (303) 492-7588, or messages can be left at the economics department office at (303) 492-6394. For assistance call Peter Caughey, CU-Boulder Office of Public Relations, at (303) 492-4007.