Panelist Profile


Benjamin Mitra-Kahn

IP Australia, Chief Economist & Asst. General Manager Policy & Governance (AU)


Dr. Mitra-Kahn has been the Chief Economist at IP Australia since November 2012, and is also the Assistant General Manager responsible for international policy and coordination. Previous to joining IP Australia he was the senior economist at the UK Intellectual Property Office. His background includes time as an academic, consultant and company director, and as a national representative on a number of expert panels with the OECD and other organisations. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from City University London, a M.Sc. in Development Economics from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London and a B.Sc. (hons) in economics from Royal Holloway, University of London.