Hosuk Lee-Makiyama is the director of the European Centre for International Political Economy (ECIPE) and a leading author on trade diplomacy, EU-Far East relations and the digital economy.
Hosuk is the Business Adviser of the team for LSE Consulting's Trade Policy Hub, funded under the ICURe programme. He has been involved in multiple projects with LSE Consulting and his experience allows him to support the team in identifying new customer and service opportunities. He also advises the team on long term strategy and constantly works with the team for expanding the research base.
He is regularly consulted by governments and international organisations on a range of issues, from trade negotiations to economic reforms. He appears regularly in European, Chinese and US media, and is noted for his involvement in WTO and major free trade agreements. He was also named “One of the 20 most influential people for open internet” by the readers of the Guardian UK in 2012. He was the first author to argue for a WTO case on internet censorship in China.
Prior to joining ECIPE, he was an independent counsel on regulatory affairs, competition and communication, Senior Advisor at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, representative of Sweden and the EU member states towards the WTO and the UN, including WIPO and UNECE. Lee-Makiyama is also a Fellow at the Department of International Relations at the London School of Economics, and currently shares his time between LSE and ECIPE.
Expertise: European Union; EU trade agreements; EU single market; trade defence; healthcare; digital economy; WTO and globalization; far-east; North-America; Russia & Eurasia; South Asia & Oceania