Michael Gasiorek


  • Senior lecturer in Economics at the University of Sussex
  • Managing Director of University of Sussex spin-out InterAnalysis Ltd.




Michael has a wealth of experience in international trade including consultancy and training work for governments, the private sector, international organisations and academia. He is an expert on the economics of Regional Trading Arrangements especially in the Caribbean and North Africa, on rules of origin; and on the impact of trade liberalisation on firms and labour markets.

Together with colleagues from the University of Sussex he has developed the TradeSift software designed to make the analysis of trade and trade policy much easier. Using the software he has been responsible for the delivery of more than 20 trade policy training courses worldwide for participants from more than 70 countries, including training for the UK Department of Business, Innovation and Skills and the OECD.

Michael’s academic interest lies in both empirical and theoretical research. His empirical research has focussed on the impact of trade liberalisation within the EU, between the EU and third countries, and between regions within countries. His recent applied research has focussed on: reform of the GSP; the impact of trade liberalisation between the EU and the Southern Mediterranean; rules of origin; the impact of trade liberalisation on firms and on labour markets. Michael has published widely in both books and journals, such as the European Economic Review, World Economy, Economic Policy, Journal of Common Market Studies, Applied Economics and the European Economy. He has also produced a number of reports for the European Commission, and various governments. He is also a member of the FEMISE (Forum Euro-Mediterranéen des Instituts Economique) Steering Committee. 

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