Centre Director

Michael Gasiorek

Professor of Economics

University of Sussex

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Areas of interest

  • Modelling the impacts of trade policy
  • Global value chains
  • Regional integration
  • Firms and trade
  • Rules of origin


Michael Gasiorek is Co-Director of the Centre for Inclusive Trade Policy (CITP) and Professor of Economics at the University of Sussex, Director of the UK Trade Policy Observatory and Managing Director of a University spin-out company, InterAnalysis. Michael Gasiorek is a specialist in international trade policy and regional integration with a keen interest in the policy relevance of his work. He has extensive experience in modelling the impacts of changes in trade policy and recent research has focussed on how firms engage in international trade, the impact of Brexit on UK manufacturing, the impact of Brexit on firms in Northern Ireland, and the impact of Generalised Scheme of Preferences preferences on developing country trade. He has published widely in both books and journals, such as the European Economic Review, World Economy, Economic Policy, European Journal of Political Economy, Journal of Common Market Studies, Applied Economics and the European Economy. He has been responsible for the delivery of numerous reports and training programs on trade-related issues inter-alia for the UK governments, the European Commission and the World Bank. InterAnalysis is a company which has developed a software tool, TradeSift, to enable more efficient analysis of trade data. The company offers support on trade policy and trade negotiations in particular for developing countries and delivered training programmes and advice to officials from over 70 countries around the world, much of which has been in-country based.

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