Dr Johann Robert Basedow

Dr Johann Robert Basedow

Assistant Professor in International Political Economy

European Institute

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Dr Johann Robert Basedow joined the European Institute in September 2017 as an Assistant Professor in International Political Economy. He teaches on the MSc Political Economy of Europe and the LSE’s MPA Programme.

Prior to joining the LSE, he was an official at the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) in Paris, worked as policy consultant for the European Institutions, the German government and was a Max Weber Postdoctoral Fellow at the European University Institute in Florence. He studied political science and political economy at the LSE, Sciences Po Paris, the University of St. Gallen and the Moscow State Institute for International Relations (MGIMO). His research concentrates on the EU as a global trade and investment policy actor. He is particularly interested in the EU’s approach to investment arbitration as well as trade liberalisation through international regulatory cooperation. 

His book on the ‘EU in the global investment regime’ is forthcoming in the UACES Series of Routledge. His research has moreover appeared in a number of journals (Journal of World Investment and Trade, Columbia FDI Perspectives, European Foreign Affairs Review), peer-reviewed working papers series (OECD Regulatory Policy Working Papers, EUI Working Papers), edited volumes and newspapers (Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung). He recently won as part of a multinational research consortium a major Horizon2020 grant of the European Commission to conduct research on policy coherence and effectiveness in EU foreign economic relations. He also works with the Bertelsmann Foundation and World Trade Organisation on governance challenges in today’s global trade regime.


international trade; investment arbitration; bilateral investment treaties; regulatory cooperation; non-tariff barriers