Dr Christine Côté is currently an Associate Professorial Lecturer in the Department of Management at the London School of Economics, where she has been giving lectures and teaching seminars to masters, executive masters and undergraduate students in international business and global strategy since 2009. Dr Côté holds a PhD in International Political Economy from LSE, an MPA in Economic Policy from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, an MBA in Finance and Strategic Management from London Business School and a BA in Economics and Politics from McGill University.
Dr Côté is the Academic Director of the CEMS Masters in International Management programme and the MBA Exchange at LSE. She is also a member of LSE's International Trade Policy Unit and a lecturer on the Programme in Advanced Trade Negotiation run by LSE Enterprise for the UK Government. Prior to joining the faculty at LSE she was a lecturer in international business at McGill University's Desautels Faculty of Management in Montreal, Canada.
Before entering academia, Dr Côté worked as an international trade negotiator with the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada. In this capacity she represented Canada in negotiations at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) in Geneva, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in Paris and on bilateral trade and investment agreements.
Prior to this Dr Côté worked as a strategy, policy and economics consultant with PricewaterhouseCoopers based out of London, England and was responsible for advising Governments in Europe, Africa and Asia on major strategic public policy decisions. She was also a political advisor and organiser in the Office of the Prime Minister of Canada.
Expertise: international trade and investment policy and negotiation; international investment agreements and investment arbitration; globalization and its impact on national regulation; foreign direct investment and the internationalization strategies of firms