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Robert Madelin

Robert Madelin is a Visiting Research Fellow at the Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Oxford.

Robert is Chief Strategist at Fipra International Ltd, London and Brussels, and Founder and Manager at Madelin Innovation sprl, Belgium.

Trade policy today faces three issues that are often overlooked in current debate around post-Trump transatlantic and post-Brexit global trade policy: development, geopolitics, and the digital economy.  All three are in desperate need of clarification. And, they need to be clearly integrated in current political science and economic analyses if we are to find a way to advance trade and economic interdependence without in the years ahead. Development Trade history since Bretton Woods generally gives too little weight to the development agenda as it emerged from decolonisation and the founding of UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). The incorporation of development logic in the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) was a slow process. It consisted of asymmetrical …