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Digital Trade Integration: a new global dataset for 21st century trade policy

Hosted by LSE European Institute and CIVICA

Online and in-person public event (Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building)

Speakers

Sabina Ciofu

Sabina Ciofu

Associate Director (International) at techUK

Martina Ferracane

Martina Ferracane

Research Fellow at the European University Institute

Graham Floater

Graham Floater

Director at the Department for International Trade

Sam Lowe

Sam Lowe

Partner at Flint Global

Chair

Robert Basedow

Robert Basedow

Assistant Professor in International Political Economy at the European Institute, LSE

Join us for this inter-disciplinary panel discussion which brings together researchers, policy-makers and private sector representatives to discuss the challenges that countries face in developing 21st century trade policies.

How prepared are countries for digital trade? And what can they do to enhance their policies?

The event presents a new global database produced by a consortium of researchers from the European University Institute, Bocconi University, Hertie School, the European Centre for International Political Economy and LSE, which benchmarks the readiness of some one hundred countries around the world for digital trade.

Meet our speakers and chair

Sabina Ciofu (@SabinaCiofu) is the Associate Director at techUK, running the International Policy and Trade Programme. She leads techUK’s work on international trade policy, with a focus on digital trade chapters in FTAs, as well as broader engagement with the G7, G20, WTO and OECD.

Martina Ferracane (@Martina__F) is a Research Fellow at the European University Institute. She was awarded a Ph.D. on the topic of cross-border data flows at Hamburg University, where she also received a Postdoc scholarship to investigate the topic of creative pedagogy in the digital era.

Graham Floater (@GrahamFloater) is the Director for trade policy at the Department for International Trade. He is also the chair of the G7 Digital Trade Group, Chief Negotiator for UK-Switzerland, and Chief Negotiator for the Singapore Digital Economy Agreement.

Sam Lowe (@SamuelMarcLowe) is a Partner at Flint Global speacilising in trade policy with a particular focus on regulatory barriers to trade, customs, trade in services and Brexit. He is also a senior research fellow at The Policy Institute, Kings College London and a co-founder of the UK Trade Forum.

Robert Basedow (@JRBasedow) is an Assistant Professor for International Political Economy at the European Institute. His research focuses on international trade and investment policy, international dispute settlement mechanisms and regulatory cooperation.

More about this event

The LSE European Institute (@LSEEI) is a centre for research and graduate teaching on the processes of integration and fragmentation within Europe.

The Digital Trade Integration (DTI) is part of the EUI Global Governance Programme. The project aims to increase transparency on digital trade restrictions by constructing a dataset of digital trade restrictions and an index on digital trade integration, to be released in the coming months. The methodology is based on international best practices on how to regulate digital trade and leverages the cross-disciplinary exchange between the CIVICA partners.

The DTI project is one of the winning projects selected under the first call for CIVICA Research’s collaborative research projects. CIVICA Research brings together researchers from eight leading European universities in the social sciences to contribute knowledge and solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges. The project aims to strengthen the research & innovation pillar of the European University alliance CIVICA. CIVICA Research is co-funded by the EU’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme.

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