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Roya Ghafele is an Assistant Professor with the School of Law of Edinburgh University. She holds three Fellowships with the University of Oxford, among them at the Said Business School and the Oxford Intellectual Property Research Centre. In addition to that she is a Founding Member of Oxfirst Limited, a boutique consulting firm specialized in the Economics of IP. Prior to that, she was an Assistant Professor with the University of Oxford and a Research Scholar with the Haas School of Business, University of California at Berkeley. From 2002 to 2007 she worked with the U.N.’s World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). In 2000 she started her career with McKinsey & Company. Her Ph.D. was awarded the Theodor Koerner Research Prize by the President of the Republic of Austria. Dr. Ghafele was trained at Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies, the Sorbonne and Vienna University.

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