I am an active researcher in international trade policy, with a particular background in computable general equilibrium and gravity-based policy appraisal, as well as theoretical and empirical models of trade and inequality. I also have interests in energy economics and in the economics of human rights. I am keen on supervising PhD students in any of these areas.
Previous experience in Civil Service as economic advisor: working and chairing meetings with utility companies, providing briefing papers for ministers, policy advice on regulation, economic and financial forecasting and jointly preparing the first set of UK greenhouse emission projections.
Provided key advice to European Commission on trade deals with South Korea (implemented 2011) and Ukraine (implemented 2014).
Co-organised (with Alistair Milne) a high-profile conference on `Tariffs, Harmonisation and Market Access' (at Loughborough University in London), 9 Dec 2016, with top-level academic and non-academic speakers and panellists.