Who We Are?

A group of scholars interested in gaining deeper understanding of the complex world of economic governance and interconnectedness that is evolving through the proliferation of a new generation of free trade agreements across the globe.


Sangeeta Khorana (P-I)
Maria Garcia (Co-I)
Onyedikachi Uwakwem (Administrative Rep. /Research Assistant)

Principal Aims
  1. To foster inter-disciplinary research on the evolution and effects of free trade agreements (FTAs) in Europe,  America, and Asia.
  2. To strengthen and build a diverse network of scholars in geographic and disciplinary terms, by bringing together economists, lawyers, political scientists, international relations and international political economy scholars interested in international trade policies, in particular FTAs.
    If you are a researcher working on these matters and would like more information please contact us.
  3. To organise 6 workshops throughout 2015 and 2016 to bring together UK and international scholars to reflect upon latest FTA trends, developments and effects. Click here for the preliminary dates and themes for the workshops.
  4. To bring FTA matters to the public’s attention through the production of briefs, and organising events.
Our International Advisory Board

Adrian Smith (Queen Mary, University of London, UK)

Badri G. Narayanan (Purdue University, USA)

Jan Orbie (University of Ghent, Belgium)

John Hopkins (University of Canterbury, New Zealand)

Leila Choukroune (Centre de Sciences Humaines, India)

Louise Curran (ESC, France)

Stephen Woolcock (London School of Economics, UK)

Inmaculada Martínez-Zarzoso (Universidad de Jaime I, Spain)