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Projects & Activity

The Trade Policy Hub provides three core benefits: cutting edge research, innovative methodologies, and a wide network of experts. 

Over the last four years, many public and private clients have trusted us

Over the last four years we have worked with many public and private sector clients, including: Department for International Trade, UK; Foreign Commonwealth & Development Office; CDC Group; UKRI / Innovate UK; European Commission – Directorate-General for Trade; European Parliament; Government of Japan; and Arla Foods UK.

"Arla Foods has twice commissioned LSE Consulting's Trade Policy Hub to produce reports on the potential impact of Brexit on EU-UK trade. On both occasions the powerful insights produced gave us the opportunity to engage effectively with political stakeholders on the basis of highly credible data, helping us to be trusted with a seat at the table in discussions about the practicalities of leaving the European Union."  

George Morrison, Director of Global Public Affairs at Arla Foods


Current and recent projects

Comparative Analysis of TSD Provisions for Identification of Best Practices to Support the TSD Review

Comparative Analysis of TSD Provisions for Identification of Best Practices to Support the TSD Review

Date: February 2022
Client: European Commission - DG Trade
Authors: Jean-Baptiste Velut, Daniela Baeza Breinbauer, Marit de Bruijne, Elitsa Garnizova, Matthew Jones, Kevin Kolben, Lise Oules, Virginie Rouas, Faith Tigere Pittet and Tony Zamparutti

Whats the impact of investing in trade and supply chain finance

What's the Impact of Investing in Trade and Supply Chain Finance?

Date: September 2021
Client: CDC Group
Authors: Elitsa Garnizova, Sangeeta Khorana

India Market Access Cross Sector Study

India Market Access Cross Sector Study

Date: March 2021
Department for International Trade (DIT)


Vulnerabilities of Supply Chains Post-Brexit

Vulnerabilities of Supply Chains Post-Brexit

Date: October 2020
European Commission - DG Trade


“CDC Group commissioned LSE Consulting's Trade Policy Hub to conduct a comprehensive evidence review on trade and supply chain finance (TSCF). The review helped us ensure that our impact framework  and investment activity is informed by rigorous evidence. We are grateful to the LSE team for constructively challenging our assumptions and helping us to improve our impact framework, enabling us to continue to enhance our impact as we continue to expand our TSCF programme in the coming years.”

CDC Group

Recent TPH activity

Our experts actively engage in shaping the policy debate on trade policy by participating in a range of public and expert events.

TPH programme participation

SUCCESS programme


TPH has been awarded a place on the highly competitive SUCCESS programme, which is a first-of-its-kind incubator programme designed to help social scientists with innovative and marketable research ideas. Funded by the Aspect network, SUCCESS provides training, support and funding to transform ideas into a business or social enterprise. The programme's cohort are benefitting from support to build their idea, including a bootcamp focused on imparting entrepreneurial skills, and the opportunity to pitch to investors for prize money of up to £50,000.



Our Trade Policy Hub has been awarded a place in the highly competitive ICURe Innovation-to-Commercialisation programme and received a £35k fund to carry out market validation of our research-based business idea. 

ICURe is a 13-week national programme funded by Innovate UK to offer university researchers with commercially promising ideas up to £50k to ‘get out of the lab’ and validate their ideas in the marketplace.

For the Trade Policy Hub, the programme will be a journey to better understand what kind of expertise should be provided to prepare organisations to respond to the multiple challenges in the global trade environment.