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Stephen Woolcock

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Relevant research

K. Heydon and S. Woolcock (2009) The rise of bilateralism: comparing American, European and Asian approaches to preferential trade agreements, Tokyo, United Nations University Press.

S. Woolcock (ed.) Trade and Investment Rule-Making: the role of regional and bilateral agreements, United Nations University Press, 2006.

S. Woolcock (2012) European Union economic diplomacy: the role of the EU in external economic relations, Ashgate

K. Heydon and S. Woolcock, (forthcoming, 2013) Comparing International Trade Policies: The EU, United States, EFTA and Japanese PTA strategies, European Parliament, International Trade Committee. Available on request.

S. Woolcock (2011) ‘EU economic diplomacy: the factors shaping common action’, The Hague Journal of Diplomacy, 6 (1-2) 83-99.

S. Woolcock (2013) 'The Treaty of Lisbon and the European Union as an actor in international trade' in A. Guzman and J.H.B. Pauwelyn, International Trade Law, Second edition, Wolters Kluwer Law and Business. (Reprint of ECIPE Working Paper No. 1/2010, published in 2010). Available from LSE on request.

Evidence of impact

European Parliament Workshop. An assessment of the EU-Korea FTA. July 2010.

European Parliament: Written answer given by Mr De Gucht on behalf of the Commission.

The European Union – Republic of Korea Free Trade Agreement. See:

European Parliament Workshop. The EU Approach to International Investment Policy After the Lisbon Treaty. October 2010.

Official Journal of the European Union. Opinion of the European Economic and Social Committee on the ‘Communication from the Commission to the Council, the European Parliament, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions — Towards a comprehensive European international investment policy’. 29 October 2011. European Parliament Workshop. The Future of the WTO and the International Trading System. July 2012. Available at:

Relevant video and audio

‘The EU approach to bilateral trade agreements’, June 2009:

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