The European Union is the world’s largest market and one of the world’s largest importers and exporters of goods and services. Its trade policies, therefore, have significant implications for the rest of the world. Trade policy is also the external policy in which European integration is greatest. Consequently, it is central to the EU being a global actor. Moreover, the decision to pursue a common trade policy was one of the foundational decisions of European integration. Research specifically on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership negotiations is available here.
Associated activities and publications (since 2011)
22-23 June 2017 Alasdair Young presented a paper on ‘Trade Policy in a Changing EU and an Uncertain World’ to the ‘Jean Monnet Fellowship Programme @ 25’ Alumni Conference, European University Institute.
9 June 2017 Alasdair Young’s chapter “National Aims and Adaptation: Lessons from the Market,” with Chad Damro was published in A. Hadfield, I. Manners and R. Whitman (eds), Foreign Policies of EU Member States: Continuity and Europeanisation, Routledge.
3 May 2017 Alasdair Young discussed trade issues as part of a panel virtual briefing on “Transatlantic Relations after the First 100 Days,” University of Pittsburgh and Florida International University,
10 Oct. 2016 Alasdair Young was the featured discussant at a workshop on EU trade policy at the University of Southern Denmark.
20 Sept. 2016 Alasdair Young participated in a panel discussion on “Free Trade or Protectionism?” at the University of Pittsburgh.
Young, A.R. and Peterson, J., ‘Trade’ in A.K. Aarstad, E. Drieskens, K. E. Jörgensen, K. Laatikainen and B. Tonra (eds), Sage Handbook of European Foreign Policy, Sage, 2015, Vol. 2, 837-52.
Young, A.R., ‘Liberalizing Trade, Not Exporting Rules: The Limits to Regulatory Coordination in the EU’s “New Generation” Preferential Trade.’ Journal of European Public Policy, 22/9, 2015. Author e-print.
1 Jun 2015. Panel discussion on ‘Securing supply chains and facilitating trade: the European Union’s approach.’
Paolo Salieri, Directorate General for Migration and Home Affairs, European Commission
Wil van Heeswijk, Directorate General for Taxation and Customs Union, European Commission
(with the Georgia Tech Research Institute)
29 Sept. 2014 Parliamentary Hearing of the European Commissioner for Trade
Live streaming of the European Parliament’s hearing on the Commissioner-designate for Trade Cecilia Malmstrom with commentary by Vicki Birchfield and Alasdair Young.
Young, A.R. and Peterson, J., Parochial Global Europe: 21st Century Trade Politics, Oxford University Press, 2014. To read an excerpt from this book, click here. To read a review, click here.
10 Apr. 2014 David Kebler, Cultural Attache, Consulate General of France to Atlanta, discussed ‘The Cultural Exception in Trade Politics: A French Perspective’
Young, A.R., ‘The Value of Pointalism? Integrating Trade and Development and the EU as a Global Actor,’ Contemporary Politics, 20/1, 2014, 118-26.
Young, A.R. and Peterson, J., ‘“We Care About You, But….:” The Politics of EU Trade Policy and Development,’ Cambridge Review of International Affairs, 26/3, 2013: 497-518.
Young, A.R., ‘The Rise and Fall(?) of the EU’s Performance in the Multilateral Trading System,’ Journal of European Integration, 33/6, 2011: 715-29.