The project is funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation with a personal grant to Dr. Damian Raess (SNSF Professorship) for the period 2017-2020.
- Raess, D. (2020, online first). The Demand-Side Politics of China’s Global Buying Spree: Managers’ Attitudes toward Chinese Inward FDI Flows in Comparative Perspective, Review of International Political Economy (see: accepted manuscript)
News & Upcoming Events
- July 2020: As part of a World Bank project, Dr. Raess publishes chapter and dataset on labor provisions in trade agreements
The chapter (see here) introduces the conceptual and analytical approach to the mapping of labor provisions in preferential trade agreements, as well as offers a descriptive analysis of the rise and evolution of such provisions over time.
The dataset is part of the World Bank’s Deep Trade Agreements database 2.0, the most comprehensive effort in terms of the coverage of policy areas and the granularity of information within each area.
- June 2020: Dr. Raess submits written evidence to the UK's House of Commons
Invited by the Chair of the Committee, Hilary Benn MP, to answer specific questions with respect to level playing field provisions to inform the Committee deliberations, Dr. Raess provided written evidence on level playing field rule in the policy area of social and employment standards. The submission was published on 23 June: see here (for all published written and oral evidence, see here).
- April 2020: Dr. Raess publishes blog piece on level playing field rules in UK-EU negotiations
- February 2020: Dr. Raess provides oral evidence to the UK's House of Lords
Based on the evidence received, the EU Internal Market Sub-Committee of the House of Lords sent a letter on Level Playing Field and State Aid to Paul Scully MP, Minister for Small Business, Consumers and Labour Markets, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, on 3 April. The letter can be found here.
conferences // 2020
- Damian will be presenting his paper "Country of origin of investors and trade union member preferences over FDI inflows" in the panel (which he will chair) "Public Opinion on Trade and Foreign Investments" on 24 August 2020 from 11:00 - 12:45.