Ruth L. Okediji - (Co-Chair)
Ruth L. Okediji is the Jeremiah Smith, Jr, Professor of Law at Harvard Law School and Co-Director of the Berkman Klein Center. A renowned scholar in international intellectual property law and a foremost authority on the role of intellectual property in social and economic development, Professor Okediji has advised inter-governmental organizations, regional economic communities, and national governments on a range of matters related to technology, innovation policy, and development. Professor Okediji seved on the National Academies' Committee on the Impact of Copyright Policy on Innovation in the Digital Era (2010–2013). Professor Okediji is a graduate of the University of Jos and Harvard Law School.
Donald Siegel - (Co-Chair)
Donald Siegel is Foundation Professor of Public Policy and Management and director of the School of Public Affairs at Arizona State University. He was a Sloan Foundation post-doctoral fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research, and taught at SUNY-Stony Brook, the University of Nottingham, RPI, where was he was chair of the Economics Department, the University of California-Riverside, where he served as associate dean for graduate studies, and the University at Albany, SUNY, where he served as dean of the School of Business from 2016-2018. Dr. Siegel previously chaired the National Academies’ Committee on Best Practices in National Innovation Programs for Flexible Electronics (2010–2014) and was a member of the Committee on Capitalizing on Science, Technology, and Innovation (SBIR Phase II) from 2009 to 2016. Dr. Siegel received his bachelor’s degree in economics and his master’s and doctoral degrees in business economics from Columbia University. In 2016, he was elected a Fellow of the Academy of Management.
Margo A. Bagley
Margo A. Bagley is an Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Law at Emory University School of Law. She rejoined the Emory faculty in 2016 after a decade at the University of Virginia, School of Law, where she was most recently the Hardy Cross Dillard Professor of Law. Her scholarship focus includes issues relating to patents, biotechnology, and technology transfer and she helped develop the joint Emory University-Georgia Institute of Technology TI:GER technology commercialization education program. Professor Bagley served on the National Academies’ Committee on University Management of Intellectual Property: Lessons from a Generation of Experience, Research, and Dialogue (2008–2011), as well as on the UN Convention on Biological Diversity’s Ad Hoc Technical Expert Group on Digital Sequence Information on Genetic Resources (2018). She holds a B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin at Madison and worked in R&D for both the Procter & Gamble Company and the Coca Cola Company. She is a co-inventor on a U.S. patent for reduced-fat peanut butter, and also held research internships at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, AT& T Bell Laboratories, and the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center. She received her J.D. in 1996 from Emory University, where she was a Robert W. Woodruff Fellow and elected to Order of the Coif, and practiced law with Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP and Smith Gambrell & Russell, LLP.
Wesley M. Cohen
Wesley M. Cohen is Professor of Economics and Management and the Snow Family Professor of Business Administration in the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University. He also holds secondary appointments in Duke’s Department of Economics and School of Law, is a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, and serves as the faculty director of the Fuqua School’s Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation. With a research focus on the economics of technological change and R&D, Professor Cohen has examined the determinants of innovative activity and performance, considering the roles of firm size, market structure, firm learning, knowledge flows, university research, and the means that firms use to protect their intellectual property, with a particular focus on patents. He served on the National Academies’ Committee on Management of University Intellectual Property (2008–2011), the Panel to Review Research and Development Statistics at the National Science Foundation (2003–2004), and the Committee on Intellectual Property Rights in the Knowledge-Based Economy: Phase II (2000–2004). Professor Cohen received his Ph.D. in economics from Yale University.
Shane M. Greenstein
Shane Greenstein is the Martin Marshall Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School and co-chair of the HBS Digital Initiative. He teaches in the Technology, Operations and Management Unit. Professor Greenstein is also co-director of the program on the economics of digitization at the National Bureau of Economic Research. Encompassing a wide array of questions about computing, communication, and internet markets, Professor Greenstein’s research extends from economic measurement and analysis to broader issues. His most recent book focuses on the development of the commercial internet in the United States. He received his Ph.D. from Stanford University in 1989 and his B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley in 1983, both in economics.