Kathryn Gordon is a senior economist in the Investment Division of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). Kathryn current area of specialisation is international investment policy, including investment protection, investor state dispute settlement and the relationship between international investment and national security. She was one of the main Secretariat participants in the negotiations that led up to the successful 2000 and 2011 updates of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises (a code of conduct for international business) and was responsible for OECD research on corporate responsibility. In earlier positions at the OECD, she dealt with fiscal, tax and regulatory issues.
Prior to taking her position at the OECD, Kathryn was a professor at a French business school (École Supérieure des Sciences Économiques et Commerciales). She obtained a PHD Economics and an MBA-Finance from the University of California, Berkeley before moving to France.