Lee Ann Jackson

Lead Researcher on Food and Agriculture Policy, World Trade Organization

Lee Ann Jackson is a Counsellor in the Agriculture and Commodities Division at the World Trade Organization (WTO) and Secretary to the Committee on Agriculture. Based in Geneva, she advises WTO Member countries on issues related to agricultural trade policy and multilateral negotiation, manages the organization and delivery of multilateral meetings on agriculture and represents the WTO in key agricultural policy fora. She also serves as an academic advisor and faculty member for the University of Barcelona’s LLM programme in international economic law and policy (IELPO) and for the World Trade Institute in Bern, Switzerland. She was previously a Research Fellow at the School of Economics at the University of Adelaide in South Australia and a researcher in the Environment Division of the International Food Policy Research Institute in Washington D.C. Jackson completed her PhD in applied economics at the University of Minnesota. She holds a joint Masters’ degree in public policy and environmental studies from Yale University and earned certification as a mediator through the Center for Effective Dispute Resolution. She has served as a consultant for leading multilateral agencies involved in agriculture policy and trade, including the Food and Agriculture Organization and the Consultative Group on International Agriculture Research.