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Bernard Hoekman

Professor, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, European University Institute
RTA Exchange - Speakers
Regulatory Coherence - Co-convener
Regulatory Coherence - Contributing Author
Services - Member
Subsidies - Member
Subsidies - Contributing Author

Director of the Research Area “Global Economics: Trade, Investment and Development” of the Global Governance Programme, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies at the European University Institute; Research Fellow, CEPR; Senior Associate, Economic Research Forum for the Arab Countries, Iran and Turkey. Former: Director of the International Trade Department, World Bank; Research Manager of the Trade Team, Development Research Group of the World Bank; Task Leader of the Trade Capacity Building Program, World Bank Institute; Research Economist, GATT Secretariat. Has published widely on the multilateral trading system and economic development, trade in services, and preferential trade agreements. PhD in Economics, University of Michigan.


E15 Blogs

Global Trade and Investment Architecture
February 2015