Sylvia Ostry is Distinguished Research Fellow, Centre for International Studies, University of Toronto. She has a Ph.D. in economics from McGill University and Cambridge. After teaching and research at a number of Canadian universities and at the University of Oxford Institute of Statistics she joined the Federal Government in 1964. Among the posts she held were Chief Statistician, Deputy Minister of Consumer and Corporate Affairs, Chairman of the Economic Council of Canada, Deputy Minister of International Trade, Ambassador for Multilateral Trade Negotiations and the Prime Minister's Personal Representative for the Economic Summit. From 1979 to 1983 she was Head of the Economics and Statistics Department of the OECD in Paris. In 1989 she was Volvo Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations, New York. She has received 18 honorary degrees from universities in Canada and abroad and, in 1987, received the Outstanding Achievement Award of the Government of Canada. In December 1990 Dr. Ostry was made a Companion of the Order of Canada, the highest award in the Canadian national system of honours. In June 1991 she was admitted as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. She is a director of a number of international institutions and private corporations. Her most recent publications include The Post-Cold War Trading System: Who's On First? (University of Chicago Press, 1997) and A New Regime for Foreign Direct Investment (Group of Thirty, Washington, DC, 1997).
Alan S. Alexandroff is Research Director for the Program on Conflict Management and Negotiation at the Munk Centre for International Studies at the University of Toronto and a Fellow-in-Residence for International Policy at the C.D. Howe Institute. In the private sector world, Dr. Alexandroff is the Toronto/Canada Office Director of LECG, LLC, an economic and finance consulting firm, where he consults on trade policy. Finally, he is a Director of Mediated Solutions Incorporated, a full service dispute resolution firm. He received his B.A., cum laude, with distinction in all subjects, from Cornell University in 1972, his M.A. from the London School of Economics and Political Science in 1974 and his Ph.D. in Government from Cornell University in 1979. He also obtained his LL.B. at the McGill Law School in 1984; he has written and spoken on a variety of trade and global economic subjects. In 1994, he was the project consultant on the international economy for the Canada 21 Project. In September 1994, Dr.