Designing regulatory cooperation: a story on trade, bureaucracy and standards
This research will aim at explaining the variation of type of Regulatory Cooperation Design in EU Preferential Trade Agreements. The project will repose on the literature related to Legalization (Abbott et al., 2000) and Rational Design (Koremenos, 2001) to conceptualize different types of legal design dedicated specifically to Regulatory Cooperation. Following an approach using a mix of political-economy, especially international trade (GVCs, IIT), and Transnational Cooperation factors (Majone, 1994; Slaughter, 2001), the main objective will be to identify the conditions at the roots of this variation of legal design. To study this variation, the scope of the research will be calibrated on Regulatory Sector, as main units of analysis, following a qualitative methodology.
Regulatory Sectors identified in the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA)
Three social changes are expected as key findings in this research: The survival of the Multilateral Trading System (MTS): with the gridlock of Doha Development Round almost all members entered in various Free Trade Agreements schemes. If the United States decides to disengage, should other nations fight to keep the system or drastically transform it to reflect the new balance of power? Findings in the new EU type of agreements, both in terms of rules and content, could give a glimpse on how the new global trading system may look like. Impacts of Economic changes in the lobbying structure inside the EU: In the economic literature we moved from factors endowments theories, e.g. Heckscher-Ohlin & Ricardo-Viner models to “new” trade theory, explaining the transformation from inter-industry to intra-industry (IIT) trade in all the OECD countries (Madeira 2014, 116p). These change in structure of the industrial trade have direct implication in changing the nature of lobbying inside the EU (Gilligan 1997) and may enlighten us on how the economic forces in action influence decision making and push the EU to externalize its own trade policy regime. Indeed, distribution effects in IIT target specific firms instead of class or sector, changing in the process the identity of winners or losers of trade liberalization. This lead to new reflection on the new economic and technological changes: new global economic trends, like the digitalization of the economy as well as the rise of 3D printing, will also have soon their impacts on the structure of the Global Value Chains manufacturing process, e.g. the paper produced by the Swedish National Board of Trade in Spring 2016 (Kommerskollegium 2016) on 3D printing. This research would therefore envision to reveal trends in trade policy emphasizing new subjects, in particular technology, services and regulatory cooperation, reflecting the transformation that the world economies are being leaded to.
Nov 2016 – Aug 2017 LUISS Guido Carli Rome, Italy
Sep 2017 – Jun 2018 Université Laval Québec, Canada
Sep 2018 – Feb 2018 Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI) Rome, Italy
Mar 2019 – Oct 2019 LUISS Guido Carli Rome, Italy
DEGREES AND TITLES
Master in International Relations, specialization Peace, Security and Conflicts
Double Master Degree :
Tongji University, Shanghai, China (09/2013 – 06/2014)
Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), Belgium (09/2012 – 07/2013)
Thesis Title : “Confucianism and Legalism in Chinese Official Slogans : From “Peaceful Rise” to “Chinese Dream””
Bachelor in Political Sciences
University of Geneva – Switzerland (09/2008 – 01/2012)
Exchange Semester : Australian National University (ANU), Canberra, Australia
Intern - International Organisation for Standardization (ISO), Technical Policy:
02/2016 – 06/2016
➢ Project leader in the development of 6 case studies of services standards for ISO international workshop on services
➢ Development and submission to the Secretary-General of a policy brief and a strategic action plan on standards and trade.
Academic Trainee - Permanent mission of Switzerland to WTO (EFTA, UNECE, UNCTAD, ITC)
02/2015 – 12/2015
➢ Trade negotiations and consultations in free trade agreements (EGA, EFTA bilaterals, NAMA, COASS, GPA, DSB, TiSA, CRTA)
➢ Reports and analyses on trade and development (Trade Policy Reviews of India, Canada, New-Zealand, South-Africa Custom Union)
➢ Follow up of technical assistance programs and development projects (EIF)
Intern - International Telecommunication Union (ITU - UN)
09/2014 – 10/2014
➢ Administrative support and management assistance
➢ Development of Education projects and partnerships for promoting Information Communication Technologies (ITCs)
French: Native Language
English: C2 (112/120 in TOEFL IBT) (fluent)
German: C1 Goethe Zertifikat (fluent) (Munich 02/2012 – 07/2012)
Chinese: A2, intermediary level of Mandarin
Italian : intermediairy speaking skills
Certificate in Project/Programme Planning (PPP) : 01/2016 International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)
Young Swiss in China (09/2013 – 06/2014) ; Sino-Belgian Association 09/2012 – 07/2013
Russian Literature, Chinese culture, ski, fitness
“Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA)”, in Key Concepts in Research Methods, eds. Jean-Frederic Morin et al. Abindgon: Routledge, forthcoming. With Claudius Wagemann. Forthcoming. 2019.
Cryptocurrencies: New Rules for a New Technology?, Research Note, Universit´e Laval, Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in International Trade and Investment (CISITI), (Summer 2018), With Guillaume Beaumier.
Review of The logic of Chinese Politics: Cores, Peripheries and Peaceful Rising, by Sabrina Ching Yuen Luk and Peter W. Preston, Etudes internationales, 48 (3-4), (Autumn 2017): 551-553
European Union in International Affairs (EUIA), Panel: Lobbying at the EU Level for or against regulatory cooperation: The horizontal, sectoral and societal triangle dilemma in EU Preferential Trade Agreements, Brussels, 16th - 18th May 2018.
59th International Studies Association (ISA) Convention, Flash Talk: Regulatory Cooperation in Preferential Trade Agreements: A Story about Lobby, Trade, and Standards, San-Francisco, 4th - 7th April 2018.