E15 Experts are leading thinkers and practitioners from developed and developing countries reflecting a wide range of perspectives on trade and sustainable development. The experts’ participation in any E15 activity is on a personal basis and does not represent an official commitment of the organisations they are affiliated with.


Jappe Eckhardt

Researcher, Simon Fraser University
Functioning of the WTO - Contributing Author

Researcher, Simon Fraser University, Canada. Researches the political economy of international trade, EU trade and investment policy, economic relations between Europe (EU) and Asia, interest group politics (in particular firm and trade-association lobbying) and regional trade agreements. Former: Senior Research Fellow, World Trade Institute (WTI), University of Bern; Visiting Researcher, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences in Beijing; Research and Teaching Assistant, University of Amsterdam. PhD Dissertation entitled “Taking a Firm Stance: The Political Economy of Business Lobbying in EU Trade Policy towards China”. PhD, University of Antwerp; MSc in International Relations, University of Amsterdam.