Nigel Cory

Nigel Cory
Trade Policy Analyst
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation

Nigel Cory is a trade policy analyst at the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation.

He previously worked as a researcher at the Sumitro Chair for Southeast Asia Studies at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Prior to that, he worked for eight years in Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, which included positions working on G20 global economic and trade issues and the Doha Development Round. Cory also had diplomatic postings to Malaysia, where he worked on bilateral and regional trade, economic, and security issues, and Afghanistan, where he was the deputy director of a joint U.S.-Australia provincial reconstruction team.

Cory holds a master’s degree in public policy from Georgetown University and a bachelor’s degree in international business and commerce from Griffith University in Brisbane, Australia.

Recent Publications

May 11, 2016

Nigel Cory argues in Morning Consult that some criticism of the TPP's IP chapter should be ignored.

April 27, 2016

Nigel Cory writes in Innovation Files that Russia is moving away from world trade rules with its increasing use of data localization and mercantilist trade policies.

April 26, 2016

On Innovation Files, Nigel Cory argues that it is important to remember the role that IP plays in supporting innovation.

April 25, 2016

By pushing for a financial data carve-out in the TPP, the United States has undermined its own interests and sent a dangerous message that may encourage countries to enact more protectionist data policies.

April 12, 2016

Rob Atkinson and Nigel Cory argue in Innovation Files that while the business model for the distribution of scholarly journals obviously needs reform, this does not excuse the use or defense of piracy.

April 5, 2016

Nigel Cory explains in IT News Africa how Nigeria's policies to protect its IT and e-commerce sectors are counterproductive.