We explore the technical aspects of trade agreements, legal requirements and the business benefits, but also the wider related implications of trade and investment policies.
To address current challenges, we have expanded our focus to newly emerging areas such as digital trade, data rules, and sustainability. Additionally, we explore topics at the intersection between trade policy and other areas, like global governance, finance, geopolitics, and security, which have become more relevant for understanding the trade-offs companies and governments need to make.
Looking at the trade agreement between the EU and Japan, for example, what opportunities does it open up for trade and investment? And what challenges remain? Another recent project studies the impact of Brexit on the UK dairy sector, how it might affect consumers and how it might change costs along the supply chain.
With reference to wider trends in the area, our attention is dedicated to the increase and impact of preferential trade agreements and how compatible they are with existing multilateral agreements from a legal and policy-implementation standpoint. We are also actively exploring the future of key institutions such as the World Trade Organisation. Further, we tackle questions regarding the relation between domestic regulatory policy and international liberalisation. Should trade agreements address divergent regulatory policies at national level? If so, in which ways?
LSE Consulting Lead: Dr Elitsa Garnizova
Who we work with..
We draw on experts from LSE’s International Trade Policy Unit, Department of International Relations, Department of International Development, Department of Management, and Centre for Economic Performance, as well as a large number of external collaborators.
Areas of expertise
- Centro de Investigaciones para la Transformación (CENIT)
Buenos Aires, Argentina
- Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)
- Centre for Social and Economic Research (CASE)
- ECIPE (European Centre For International Political Economy)
- Fundación IDEA
- Institute for Globalization and International Regulation - Maastricht University
Maastricht, the Netherlands
- ISPI - Istituto per gli studi di politica internazionale (Institute for International Political Studies)
- IW Köln - Cologne Institute for Economic Research
- Overseas Development Institute (ODI)
- Tutwa Consulting Group
Germany & South Africa
- University of Adelaide
- University of Innsbruck
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