Dr Christine Côté


Senior Lecturer in Practice in the Department of Management

Christine Cote

Dr Christine Côté has over 20 years of experience in leadership roles across business, government and academia focused in the areas of international trade, investment and global strategy. Dr Côté is currently a Senior Lecturer in Practice in the Department of Management at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), where she has been giving lectures and teaching seminars to masters, executive masters and undergraduate students since 2009. She is also the Academic Director of the CEMS Masters in International Management programme and the MBA Exchange at LSE. She is 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 Organization (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 institutional development, public sector reform and major strategic public policy decisions. She was also a political advisor and organizer in the Office of the Prime Minister of Canada.

Dr Côté has a PhD in international political economy from the LSE. In addition to a graduate degree in economic policy from Harvard University and an MBA in finance and strategic management from London Business School, she has an undergraduate degree in economics and politics from McGill University. 


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