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Publications

Scholarly publications

Books

(2016), TTIP: The Truth about the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, (Cambridge: Polity Press). Co-authored with Ferdi De Ville. Paperback, hardback and e-book editions.

German edition: (2016), TTIP: Wie das Handelsabkommen den Welthandel verändert und die Politik entmachtet, (Bielefeld: Transcript Verlag). Paperback and e-book editions.

Dutch edition: (2016). TTIP: Het Transatlantische Handels- en Investeringsverdrag, Een Nuchterne Analyse van Beloftes en Kritiken, (Ghent: Academia Press). Paperback.


(2014), Constructing European Union Trade Policy: A Global Idea of Europe (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan). International Political Economy Series.

Academic journal papers

(2017), 'Why TTIP is a Game-Changer and Its Critics Have a Point', Journal of European Public Policy, 24 (10), pp. 1491-1505. Co-authored with Ferdi De Ville.

(2017), ‘The Present and the Future of the Impact Agenda in the UK Academy’, Political Studies Review, 15 (1), pp. 60-72. Co-authored with Aoileann Ní Mhurchú, Laura McLeod and Stephanie Collins.

(2015), ‘The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership and the Role of Computable General Equilibrium Modelling: An Exercise in Managing Fictional Expectations’, New Political Economy, 20 (5), pp. 653-78. Co-authored with Ferdi De Ville.

(2014), ‘Explaining the Resilience of Free Trade: The Smoot-Hawley Myth and the Crisis’, Review of International Political Economy, 21 (3), pp. 535-74.

(2014), ‘EU Trade and Development Policy beyond the ACP: Subordinating Developmental to Commercial Imperatives in the Reform of GSP’, Contemporary Politics, 20 (1), pp. 49-62.

(2013), ‘The Power of Economic Ideas: A Constructivist Political Economy of EU Trade Policy’, Special Issue in the Journal of Contemporary European Research on ‘Diverging Paradigms on EU Trade Policy’ edited by Bart Kerremans and Jan Orbie, 9 (4), pp. 597-617.

(2012), ‘Competitive Liberalisation and the “Global Europe” Services and Investment Agenda: Locating the Commercial Drivers of the EU-ACP Economic Partnership Agreements’, Journal of Common Market Studies, 50 (2), pp. 250-66. Co-authored with Tony Heron.

(2011), ‘Resisting Protectionism after the Crisis: Strategic Economic Discourse and the EU-Korea Free Trade Agreement’, New Political Economy, 16 (5), pp. 627-53.

  • Winner of the 2010/11 New Political Economy Graduate Student Prize Paper Competition.
Book chapters

(forthcoming, 2017), ‘Trade as Ideology’, in María García, Sangeeta Khorana and Jan Orbie (eds), Handbook on European Union Trade Policy (Cheltenham: Edward Elgar). Co-authored with Ferdi De Ville.

(2015) ‘The Specter of Smoot-Hawley and the Global Trading System: Sustaining Free Trade through the Crisis’, in Erin Hannah, James Scott and Silke Trommer (eds), Expert Knowledge in Global Trade (Abingdon: Routledge).

(2014), ‘EU Trade and Development Policy beyond the ACP: Subordinating Developmental to Commercial Imperatives in the Reform of GSP’, in Maurizio Carbone and Jan Orbie (eds), The Trade-Development Nexus in the European Union: Differentiation, Coherence and Norms (Abingdon: Routledge).

Policy-oriented publications

Articles for print magazines

(2017), 'Política comercial después del Brexit', Política Exterior, No. 178, June-July.

(2017), 'El TTIP, un acuerdo de largo recorrido', Política Exterior, No. 175, January-February.

(2014), 'TTIP: Beware the Treaty's Empty Economic Promises', New Scientist, 29 October, with Ferdi De Ville.

(2014), ‘The Limits to Selling Free Trade: from distributional to normative conflicts in EU trade policy’, GREAT Insights, 8 (4).

Blog commentary

(2017), The REF’s focus on linear and direct impact is problematic and silences certain types of research’, LSE Impact of the Social Sciences Blog, with Aoileann Ní Mhurchú, Laura McLeod and Stephanie Collins, 4 May. Available from: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences/2017/05/04/the-refs-focus-on-linear-and-direct-impact-is-problematic-and-silences-certain-types-of-research/

(2016), Contribution to Politico.eu symposium on ‘Is Free Trade Dead?’ entitled ‘Brexit can’t slow Europe’s ambitious free trade agenda’, with Ferdi De Ville, 10 July. Available from: http://www.politico.eu/article/is-free-trade-dead-ttip-uk-eu-ceta-ttip/. Other contributors included US Trade Representative Michael Froman, David Martin MEP, Dan Costello (Ambassador of Canada to the EU) and George Monbiot.

(2016), ‘Taking control? The trade policy consequences of Brexit’, Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute Blog, 30 June. Available from: http://speri.dept.shef.ac.uk/2016/06/30/taking-control-the-trade-policy-consequences-of-brexit/

(2016), ‘How the danger from the EU-US trade agreement TTIP still lurks in the fine print’, Manchester Policy Blogs, 26 April. Available from: http://blog.policy.manchester.ac.uk/posts/2016/04/how-the-danger-from-the-eu-us-trade-agreement-ttip-still-lurks-in-the-fine-print/

(2016), ‘The time has come for a progressive TTIP’, with Ferdi De Ville, Sheffield Political Economy Research Insitute Blog, 25 April. Available from: http://speri.dept.shef.ac.uk/2016/04/25/the-time-has-come-for-a-progressive-ttip/

(2016), ‘Why Brexit is a bad idea if you want to avoid the effects of TTIP’, Manchester Policy Blogs, 11 March. Available from: http://blog.policy.manchester.ac.uk/posts/2016/03/why-brexit-is-a-bad-idea-if-you-want-to-avoid-the-effects-of-ttip/

(2015), ‘TTIP – Time to Focus on the Big Stuff’, with Ferdi De Ville, Manchester Policy Blogs, 12 October. Available from: http://blog.policy.manchester.ac.uk/posts/2015/10/ttip-time-to-focus-on-the-big-stuff/

(2015), 'Why geopolitical arguments in favour of TTIP are also flawed’, with Ferdi De Ville, Sheffield Political Economy Research Insitute Blog, 7 October. Available from: http://speri.dept.shef.ac.uk/2015/10/07/why-geopolitical-arguments-in-favour-of-ttip-are-also-flawed/

(2015), ‘Beyond the Headlines on TTIP: Beware the Fine Print’, with Nicolette Butler, Manchester Policy Blogs, 1 June. Available from: http://blog.policy.manchester.ac.uk/posts/2015/06/beyond-the-headlines-on-ttip-beware-the-fine-print/

(2015), 'Honest Debate Needed on TTIP – Not Simplistic Slogans’, with Ferdi De Ville, Manchester Policy Blogs, 20 February. Available from: http://blog.policy.manchester.ac.uk/posts/2015/02/honest-debate-needed-on-ttip-not-simplistic-slogans/

(2014), ‘Make No Mistake, the TTIP is a Move in the Wrong Direction’, commissioned piece for The Conversation (UK), 5 October. Available from: https://theconversation.com/make-no-mistake-the-ttip-is-a-move-in-the-wrong-direction-32540

(2014), '‘The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership and the Changing Fault-Lines in Global Trade Politics’, Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute Blog, 22 July. Available from: http://speri.dept.shef.ac.uk/2014/07/22/ttip-global-trade-politics/

(2014), 'Do the Commission’s Assurances on TTIP Stack Up? Examining the Issues of ISDS, Public Services and GMOs’, TTIP2014.eu (European Greens campaign against TTIP), 17 July. Available from: http://ttip2014.eu/blog-detail/blog/Commission%20TTIP%20assurances.html

(2014), '"Lies": Elections, outbursts and EU-US free trade talks’, with Ferdi De Ville, Manchester Policy Blogs, 23 May. Available from: http://blog.policy.manchester.ac.uk/featured/2014/05/lies-elections-outbursts-and-eu-us-free-trade-talks/

(2014), 'Despite Lofty Rhetoric about Development, the EU Has Cut Preferential Trading Rules with Emerging Economies for Commercial Reasons’, LSE European Politics and Public Policy Blog (EUROPP), 7 April. Available from: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog/2014/04/07/despite-lofty-rhetoric-about-development-the-eu-has-cut-preferential-trading-rules-with-emerging-economies-for-commercial-reasons/

(2014), '‘As the Smokescreen Clears Time for More Honesty on EU-US Trade Pact’, with Ferdi De Ville, Manchester Policy Blogs, 27 January.
Available from: http://blog.policy.manchester.ac.uk/other/2014/01/as-the-smokescreen-clears-time-for-more-honesty-on-eu-us-trade-pact/

(2013), ‘The False Promise of EU-US trade talks’, with Ferdi De Ville, Manchester Policy Blogs, 13 December. Available from: http://blog.policy.manchester.ac.uk/featured/2013/12/the-false-promise-of-eu-us-trade-talks/

(2013), 'The Ghost of Smoot-Hawley and the Global Trading System’, Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute Blog, 21 November. Available from: http://speri.dept.shef.ac.uk/2013/11/21/ghost-smoot-hawley-global-trading-system/

Policy briefs

(2017), ‘Taking back control? The discursive constraints on post-Brexit trade policy’, contribution to Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute Paper No. 41 on ‘The Political Economy of Brexit and the UK’s National Business Model’.

(2016), ‘The Neglected Side to TTIP – Horizontal Regulatory Provisions’, Policy Briefing for Policy@Manchester, 26 April.

(2015), ‘Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership: State of Play (late May 2015)’, Policy Briefing for Policy@Manchester, 29 May. Co-authored with Nicolette Butler, Emma Woodford and Hannah McCarthy.

Articles commissioned by think tanks

(2016), ‘What does Brexit mean for TTIP?’, German Development Institute’s Current Column, with Ferdi De Ville, 13 July.

(2015), ‘TTIP’s False Progressive Promise’, with Ferdi De Ville, Policy Network Political Observatory, 23 April.

(2015), ‘The Politics of Modelling Trade Agreements: plus ça change’, Cato Institute Online Symposium.

(2015), ‘Investor-State Dispute Settlement and the TTIP: still a thorn in European negotiators’ sides’, commissioned piece for Royal Elcano Institute (Spanish Chatham House) Blog, 21 January.

(2014), ‘“Race to the bottom” or setting global standards? Assessing the regulatory impact of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)’, Análisis del Real Instituto Elcano (ARI) 42/2014, 19 September.