Research

My main area of research interest is international trade with particular focus on 

→ effects of services trade restrictions on trade costs, investment, and access to services

→ Economics of Brexit, Advisor to UK House of Lords committee on services trade

→ trade costs and structural gravity modelling in services


My research focuses in particular on international integration in service sector markets.  I was involved in constructing the global Services Trade Restrictions Database, which has served as a platform for analysing the impact of regulatory measures in major services sectors on market structure and investment patterns in developing countries.  I am also working on extending the structural gravity model to services trade, which allows a general equilibrium analysis of the distribution and incidence of trade costs and globalisation forces.  I have also been working on services trade flows during the financial crisis, which was features in The Economist, and on the effects of preferential market access for developing countries.