Aaron Cosbey is an environmental economist specializing in the areas of trade and sustainable development, international environmental governance, and climate change. He works on two of IISD's program areas: trade and investment, where he serves as Associate and Senior Adviser, and climate change and energy, where he serves as Associate.
He is a Member of International Trade Canada's Market Access Advisory Group, past Member of the Deputy Minister for International Trade's Academic Advisory Council on Canadian Trade Policy, and of the Minister for International Trade's Environmental Sectoral Advisory Group on International Trade, where he chaired the SAGIT's Working Group on the FTAA, and serves on advisory/review boards for the International Journal of Sustainable Development Law and Policy, and the Sustainable Development Policy Institute (Pakistan). He has also served as journal referee for World Trade Review and Ecological Economics.
Mr. Cosbey holds a Masters of Development Economics (cum laude) from Dalhousie University, (1992), a Bachelor of Arts (Hons.), Economics (high honours), University of Regina (1989), and a Bachelor of Arts, Economics and Psychology (great distinction), University of Regina (1986).