Steve Woolcock has taught international political economy, trade and economic diplomacy at the LSE since 1999. Before joining the LSE he worked on trade and EU policy at Chatham House and for the private sector.
In 1999 he established the International Trade Policy Unit at the LSE to bridge the gap between academic and policy work. His ongoing research has been on the regulation of integrating markets, especially in the context of preferential and multilateral trade and investment agreements.
His previous posts included Senior Research Fellow at the Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House) (1988-94) and Deputy Director for international affairs and the Confederation of British Industry (1985-1988). He has worked as consultant and advisor to a number of international organisations including the EU and national governments.
His research interests include: international trade and investment policy: the World Trade Organization; regulatory issues in international trade; European trade policy; regional integration/trade agreements; the coverage of international rules/regimes governing trade and investment.
Expertise: EU trade and investment policies; European trade; international investment policy; international trade; preferential trade and investment agreements; trade negotiations; trade policy; World Trade Organization
LSE Consulting projects:
Trade policy expertise to European Parliament
European Parliament, Research Network to provide foreign policy expertise – Lot 7 Trade
Trade Sustainability Impact Assessment of the Free Trade Agreement between the European Union and Japan
European Commission – DG for Trade, April 2016