All three authors have extensive trade backgrounds. William A. Lovett is a lawyer ( J.D. New York University) and economist ( M.A. Harvard, Ph.D. Michigan State University). He worked in the Antitrust Division, U.S. Department of Justice ( 1962) and the Federal Trade Commission ( 1963-69) as a lawyer and industrial organization economist. Since 1969 Lovett has taught at Tulane Law School; there he is presently Joseph Merrick Jones Professor of Law and Economics, and Director, International Law, Trade, and Finance Program. His principal work has been economic regulation, antitrust, financial institutions, and international trade--finance. He has lectured or taught abroad in Britain, Ireland, Sweden, Finland, France, Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland, Italy, Greece, Japan, China, Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Singapore, the Philippines, Canada, and Jamaica. Lovett's books on economic and trade policy include: Inflation and Politics: Fiscal, Monetary, and Wage--Price Discipline ( 1982); Banking and Financial Institutions Law (four editions, 1984-97); Competitive Industrial Policies and the World Bazaar, Staff Report, U.S. House of Representatives ( 1984); World Trade Rivalry: Trade Equity and Competing Industrial Policies ( 1987); and U.S. Shipping Policies and the World Market ( 1996). In June 1994 Lovett was a lead witness on GATT 1994 and the WTO before the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee in one of the few Congressional hearings on this matter.
Alfred E. Eckes Jr., has an M.A. from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, and a Ph.D. in history from the University of Texas. He wrote his dissertation on the Bretton Woods international monetary system. His academic work has been mainly in contemporary economic and diplomatic history at Ohio State University ( 1969-79) and as Ohio Eminent Research Professor in Contemporary History at Ohio University ( 1990-present). From 1979 to 1981 he served as Executive Director of the U.S. House of Representatives Republican Conference and was appointed as a Commissioner of the U.S. International Trade Commission ( 1981-90), serving as