Centre Director

L. Alan Winters CB

Professor of Economics

University of Sussex

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Areas of interest

  • Empirical and policy analysis of international trade
  • Regional trading arrangements
  • Trade and poverty
  • Transition economies' trade
  • Agricultural protection


L. Alan Winters is former Co-Director of the Centre for Inclusive Trade Policy (CITP), Emeritus Professor of Economics and Founding Director of the UK Trade Policy Observatory at the University of Sussex, a leading contributor to the debate on Brexit and post-Brexit trade policy. From 2008 to 2011 he was Chief Economist at the Department for International Development (DFID), and from 2004 to 2007 Director of the Development Research Group of the World Bank. He was editor of The World Trade Review (2009-2020). He has also recently completed terms as Chairman of the Board of the Global Development Network, Membership of the Council of the UK’s Economic and Social Research Council and Chair of its Research Committee and Chief Executive Officer of the Migrating Out of Poverty Research Programme Consortium. He has advised, inter alia, various UK government departments, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, the Commonwealth Secretariat, the European Commission, the European Parliament, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, the World Trade Organization, and the Inter-American Development Bank.

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