My wide variety of experience is really what has made me the rare bird I am in the realm of international trade. For example, I’ve worked for everyone from the WTO to the OECD, to the ECFIN, CEPR and the Swedish Finance Ministry, not to mention an array of national governments, in addition to working on Free Trade Agreements for the European Commission (South Korea, Japan, Canada, T-TIP with the US), and Sustainability Impact Assessments (Mercosur, Andean countries, Central America, ASEAN, India and Libya). I’ve done academic research, policy research, consulting and advising as well as working on the ground with the actual implementation of trade agreements.
Links to Recent events, presentations, Working Papers, Reports & Publications:
Below you’ll find links to my recent working papers, reports and publications dissecting everything from how trade impacts consumer prices, producer prices, and the geographic distribution of production, to the effect of service sectors on passthrough and market access, the modelling of regional trade agreements and much more.
Presenting & Moderating Session VII: Understanding the Economic Models and the Estimates They Produce at "Will the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership Live Up to its Promise", conference at Cato Institute, October 12, 2015.
A selection of writings and co-writings:
Now Open for Business: Joint development initiatives between the private and public sectors in development cooperation | EBA, Rapport 2015:06, Expert Group for Aid Studies.
Trade Sustainability Impact Assessment, TSIA in support of negotiations to upgrade the Euro-Mediterranean Association Agreement and to establish a Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area (DCFTA) between the EU and respectively Egypt and Morocco, Reports prepared for the European Commission, 2014.
Reducing Transatlantic Barriers to Trade and Investment, and Economic Assessment (w. Francois, Manchin, Pindyuk & Tomberger), IIDE Discussion Papers 20130401, Institute for International and Development Economics, 2013.
Trade SIA in support of negotiations to upgrade the Euro-Mediterranean Association Agreements and to establish Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area (DCFTA) between the EU and respectively Morocco and Tunisia, Report prepared for the European Commission, 2013.
Trade Sustainability Impact Assessment, TSIA in support of DCFTA between the EU and the Republic of Armenia, Report prepared for the European Commission, 2013.
Trade Sustainability Impact Assessment, TSIA in support of negotiations of a Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area (DCFTA) between the EU and respectively Georgia and Moldova, Report prepared for the European Commission, 2012.
Assessing the Economic Impact of the Trade Agreement Between the European Union and Signatory Countries of the Andean Community (Columbia and Peru), Report prepared for the European Commission, 2012.
Spill-Overs from malfunctioning services markets and economic performance, Report prepared for the ECFIN, 2011.
The Impact of Trade Liberalisation on Jobs and Growth, (joint with Philippa Dee, Joseph Francois, Miriam Manchin, Hildegunn Kyvik Nordås, and Frank van Tongeren), OECD Trade Policy Working Papers no.107, 2011.
The Implications of G20 Countries Offering Quota and Duty Free Access to Developing Countries, Report prepared for the World Bank, 2010.
Labour Market Impacts of NTM and Tariff Reduction in Goods by the G20, Report prepared for the OECD, 2010.
“Distribution Services and Differential Producer and Consumer Price Impacts of Trade, University ot Linz, mimeo, presented at ETSG in Copenhagen, 2010.
Non-Tariff Measures in EU-US Trade and Investment – An Economic Analysis, Study for European Commission, Directorate-General for Trade, 2009.
Trade Impact Assessment (Trade SIA) of an EU-ASEAN Free Trade Agreement (joint with Joseph Francois, Miriam Manchin, and Annette Pelkmans-Balaoing), IIDE discussion paper 200908-01, 2009.
Trade Impact Assessment of an EU-India Free Trade Agreement (joint with Joseph Francois and Annette-Pelkmans-Baloing), IIDE discussion paper 200806-01, 2008.
Impacts of Textiles and Clothing Sectors Liberalisation on Prices (joint with J. F. Francois, M. Manchin and D. Spinager Final Report, Commission of the European Union- Directorate- General for Trade, 2007.