Key Competences & Research Field

International trade, services trade and political economy of trade
Digital trade and digital trade policies
Trade Policy (GATS, WTO and PTAs)
Ability to conduct empirical academic and policy-oriented research
Sound knowledge of theoretical and quantitative (econometric) tools

Professional Experience

2013 to date           Senior Economist - European Center for International Political Economy

2013 to date           Consultant Economist - World Bank, Trade and Competitiveness Global Practice

2013 to date           Associate Professor - Université Libre de Bruxelles, Solvay Business School

2016 to date           PPS Fellow  - ECARES, Université Libre de Bruxelles

2011-2013               Lecturer - London School of Economics

2008-2011              Assistant Lecturer - Sciences-Po Paris

2007-2011              Research Fellow - Groupe d'Economie Mondiale (GEM), Sciences-Po

2009                        Visiting Researcher - World Bank International Trade Research Group

2005-2007             Consultant - European Commission, DG Internal Market and Financial Services

2002-2003             Research Assistant - NYSE Euronext, Strategic Research Department


2007-2011              PhD in Economics (Highest Honours), Sciences-Po Paris

2006                        MA of European Political Studies, College of Europe, Bruges

2005                        MSc of International Economics, Erasmus University, Rotterdam

Presentations at conferences and seminars

2018                       Bruegel Asia Europe Economic Forum "GVCs and Restrictions on Digital Technologies" Brussels, October.
                                EUI World Trade Forum "Digital Trade Technologies, Services and Sustainable Development" Florence, October.
                                WTO Public Forum "Digital Restrictiveness", Geneva, October.
                                Flemish Investment and Trade Authority, "Digital Trade", Antwerp, September.
                                EUI, "Do Data Policies Have an Impact on Trade in Services?", Florence, July.
                                WTO "Do Data Policies Have an Impact on Trade in Services?", Geneva, April. 
                                World Bank India Office, "India and Services Policy", New Delhi, April.
                                WTO "The Economic Consequences of Local Content Requirements", Geneva, March. 
                                CEPS IDEAS lab, "Digital Protectionism - Trade Sessions", Brussels, February. 
                                Polish Permanent Representation, "Regulations in the Road Transport Services", Brussels, February.
                                College of Europe / Sidley Austin, "Economics of FDI and FDI Screening", Bruges, January. 

2017                        Asian Development Bank Institute, "Services and Economic Transformation", Tokyo, December.
                                European Parliament, "Trade Agreements Between EU and Australia and New Zealand", Brussels, October.
                                European Parliament, IMCO committee, "Regulatory Services Reform in Europe", Brussels, July. 
                                APEC meetings, "Trade Policy Diaglogue: Identifying Building Blocks for Digital Trade", Vietnam, May.                     
                                UNCTAD, "Workhop on discussing the 2017 World Investment Report", Geneva, April. 
                                European Commission, DG Connect, "Policies for E-commerce and the Digital Economy", Brussels, February
                                WTO, "Data Flows and Servicification: Economic Underpinnings & Regulatory Incidence", Geneva, January

2016                       GEG Africa Global Economic, Governance "E-Commerce and African Countries", Pretoria, November
                                ECIPE seminar conference, "Digital Trade Openness: Brussels Launch of the ECIPE's DTE, Brussels, October
                                EUI, World Trade Forum, "Digital Trade Estimates" & "EU Services Productivity", Florence, September
                                DIGITAL EUROPE, "Digital Trade Estimates Database and Index", Brussels, July
                                WTO, "Digital Trade Estimates Database and Index", Geneva, May
                                World Bank, "Global Value Chain Development Report", Background Research Seminar 2016, Beijing, March
                                World Bank / Turkish Ministry of Economics, "Services and GVCs", Ankara, February
                                ECIPE seminar conference "Key to EU Productivity", Brussels, February

2015                       ECIPE-SIIA-DIGITAL EUROPE, "The Role of Complementary Policy for ICT in the EU", Brussels, December
                                OECD-CIGI, "The Social and Economic Benefits of the Internet", OECD STI Department Paris, November
                                Google Office Brussels, "Economic Perspectives on the Use of Data", Brussels, September
                                European University Institute, "Neutralizing Geography: The Role of ICT", Florence, August 
                                Turkish Ministry of the Economy, "Services and Trade", Ankara, June
                                CEPS seminar discussion, "Parochial Global Europe in a GVC world", Brussels, July
                                Hearing at the European Economic and Social Committee on GVCs, Brussels, March

2014                        ICTSD / WTO event, "New Horizons in Services Trade Governance", Geneva, November 
                                 LSE Alumni event, "Trade in the 21st Century: A Key Tool of Economic Diplomacy", Brussels, July
Google seminar discussion, Seoul, June
                                 European Chamber of Commerce, Singapore, June
                                 Ministry of Trade, Indonesian Government, Jakarta, June
                                 Ministry of Communication and IT, Indonesian Government, Jakarta, June
                                 Empirical Investigations in Services Trade
Workshop, TED University, Ankara, June
EPF / IPEA / FGV Economic Policy Forum BRICS, Rio de Janeiro, March
                                 LSE Brown Bag Seminar on Political Economy, monthly conference, LSE, March
                                 ECIPE seminar conference "Russia, Trade and the Rule of Law", Brussels, April

2013                        ECIPE seminar conference "Where Was Services Trade Liberalized: WTO or FTA?", Brussels, April
                                 PEIO VI: 6th Annual Conference on the Political Economy of International Organizations", February

2012                        European Trade Study Group (ETSG), Annual Conference, University of Leuven, September
                                 3rd Brixen Workshop on International Trade and Finance, Fondazione Manlio Masi, September
                                 4th CEPR Conference of Globalization, Investment and Services Trade (GIST), June
                                 8th Danish International Economics Workshop, University of Aarhus, April
                                 5th FIW Research Conference on International Economics, University of Vienna, April
                                 LSE Brown Bag Seminar on Political Economy, monthly conference, LSE, September

2010                       European Trade Study Group (ETSG), Annual Conference, University of Lausanne, September
                                 WIOD Conference, Industry-level Analysis of Globalization and its Consequences, Vienna, May
                                 Conference on the Political Economy of Services Trade Liberalization, Univeristy of Jerusalem, June


                                The World Economy; Economics of Transition; Journal of Regional Sciences; Politique Etrangère, World Trade Review, Journal of International                                                            Trade and Economic Development

Languages and Computer Skills

                                 Dutch; English; French; German

                                 World, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, SPSS, E-Views, STATA


                                  Patrick Messerlin
                                  Professor of Economics, Sciences-Po Paris

                                  Bernard Hoekman
                                  Robert Schuman Center for Advanced Studies, European University Institute

                                  Ben Shepherd
                                  Developing Trade Consultants, New York

                                  Razeen Sally
                                  Visiting Associate Professor, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore