Policy Consultancy


Effects of the AfCFTA for German and European Companies, with Julian Hinz, Anna-Katharina Jacobs and Rainer Thiele. Expert report for the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), 2022.

EU-India Trade Relations: Assessment and Perspectives, with Suman Bery, Alicia Garcia Herrero and Niclas Poitiers. Independent report for the European Parliament's Committee on International Trade (INTA), 2021.

Perspektiven einer erfolgreichen europäischen Handelspolitik im Kontext geopolitischer Herausforderungen, with Gabriel Felbermayr, Katrin Kamin, Julian Hinz, Anna-Katharina Jacobs, Sandra Kill and Alexander Sandkamp. Study on behalf of the Austrian Federal Ministry for Digital and Economic Affairs, 2021.

Ökonomische Effekte eines „Brexit“ auf die deutsche und europäische Wirtschaft – aktualisierte Einschätzung im Lichte aktueller Entwicklungen, with Lisandra Flach, Gabriel Felbermayr, Rolf Langhammer, Jasmin Gröschl, Katrin Kamin, Feodora Teti, Marina Steininger and Lena Wiest. Study on behalf of the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy (Project No. FA No. 17/17), 2021.

Implications of Brexit for India-EU and India-UK trade, with André Sapir. Study on behalf of the Embassy of India to the EU, 2020.

Study on the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement, with André Sapir and Alessio Terzi. Independent report for the European Parliament's Committee on International Trade (INTA). European Parliament, 2018.

Policy Briefs

The Economic Costs of War by Other Means, with Gabriel Felbermayr, Julian Hinz, Katrin Kamin, Anna-Katharina Jacobs and Hendrik Mahlkow. Kiel Policy Brief, 147. Kiel Institute for the World Economy, 2020.


The COVID-19 Trade Contraction: A View from Global Shipping, the EU and China, with Gabriel Felbermayr and Vincent Stamer. Kiel Policy Brief, Special Corona Update-4. Kiel Institute for the World Economy, 2020.

A Crisis in Times of Crisis: Combating COVID-19 under Sanctions in Iran, with Anna-Katherina Jacobs and Katrin Kamin. Kiel Policy Brief, 137. Kiel Institute for the World Economy, 2020.

The US–China Trade Deal and its Impact on China’s Key Trading Partners, with Gabriel Felbermayr. Kiel Policy Brief, 134. Kiel Institute for the World Economy, 2020.

The US–China Trade Deal: How the EU and WTO lose from Managed Trade, with Gabriel Felbermayr. Kiel Policy Brief, 132. Kiel Institute for the World Economy, 2020.

The US–Japan Trade Deal: Narrow Scope, Wider Implications, with Gabriel Felbermayr and Toshihiro Okubo. Kiel Policy Brief, 131. Kiel Institute for the World Economy, 2020.

Policy Blogs

Open & Inclusive Digital Spaces: Views from the WTO Public Forum, with Gerard Masllorens and Tobias Gehrke. EU Trade & Investment Policy (EUTIP) Blog, 2020.

Economics for a Different Globalisation. The Rhodes Scholarship Blog, 2019.

Connected Nations: A Networks Perspective. EU Trade & Investment Policy (EUTIP) Blog, 2018.

Trading Invisibles: Exposure of Countries to GDPR, with Nicholas Moes. Bruegel Blog, 2018.