Centre for Trade and Economic Integration

The Centre for Trade and Economic Integration is the Graduate Institute's Centre of Excellence for research on international trade.

Since its establishment in 2009, CTEI has brought together the research activities of eminent professors of economics, law and political science in the area of trade, economic integration and globalization.

A core goal of the Centre is to foster genuine, interdisciplinary research and to work across disciplines to foster solutions that address the major societal issues of today.

It has also provided a forum for discussion and dialogue between the global research community, including the Institute's student body and research centres in the developing world, and the international business community, as well as international organisations and NGOs. 

The Centre runs research projects and organises events, and occasionally hosts a visiting scholar.

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Trade Lab

Law Clinics to make Global Economic Regulation work for everyone

CTEI hosts the Geneva based Law clinics, part of Trade Lab. Law clinics connect students and experts to developing countries, SMEs and NGOs to build lasting legal capacity.



The GTDW Geneva Trade and Development Workshop allows academics and researchers in the Geneva region working in the area of trade and development to share work and ideas as well as to improve their contact with researchers outside the region. By providing a forum for discussion, the workshop supports high-quality research and facilitates outreach to policy makers.

Meetings usually take place every other Tuesday between 12:30 and 13:30 at the Graduate Institute.

Register to attend the next workshop by emailing: gtdw@wto.org

To present a paper at the workshop, submit it by email to gtdw@wto.org at least two weeks before the start of the semester (September - December and February -June). 

The panel responsible for the selection of the papers to be discussed at the Workshop comprises: Professor Richard BaldwinProfessor Julia Cajal (Graduate Institute), Nicolas Maystre (UNCTAD), Professor Monika Mrazova and Professor Frédéric Robert-Nicoud (University of Geneva) and Roberta Piermartini (WTO).

The GTDW is a joint project of the Graduate Institute’s Centre for Trade and Economic Integration (CTEI), the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), the University of Geneva and the World Trade Organization.



provide an opportunity to PhD candidates and other junior researchers working in the field of international economic law (IEL) to present and get feedback on their work.

The target audience of GIELS is other students as well as faculty in the field (including from disciplines other than law) and interested people in the practice of IEL (IOs, law firms, NGOs, diplomatic missions). 

GIELS want to provide a small, informal and friendly setting where new IEL research can be tested and cross-topic, interdisciplinary links and networks can be forged so as to help Graduate Institute students and confirm the place of the Graduate Institute's Centre for Trade and Economic Integration (CTEI) as a leading research hub on IEL.

The Globotics Upheaval


The Globotics Upheaval: Globalization, Robotics, and the Future of Work

by Richard E. Baldwin
globotics cover page

While globalization and robotics, “globotics”, will eventually make a better world, they are today creating competition for service-sector jobs that is coming faster than most believe and in ways that will seem incredibly unfair. If the displaced office workers join with the displaced factory workers, the result could be a disruptive upheaval. This book argues that workers need to prepare for the future of work in new ways, and governments regulate the pace and unfairness of the competition from globots.

Richard Baldwin has written the best book yet on the new economic era we are entering. Any worker, company or government who doesn’t want to be left behind should read and consider his arguments.
Lawrence H. Summers, Ex-Secretary of the US Treasury, ex-President of Harvard
With its focus on the scale, speed and scope of technological transformation, and its impact on employment, this book breaks new ground.
Gordon Brown, UK Prime Minister, 2007-2010


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Maison de la paix
Chemin Eugène-Rigot 2A
Case Postale 1672
CH-1211 Genève 1

Email: ctei@graduateinstitute.ch


The Maison de la paix is located at Chemin Eugène-Rigot 2A, on the corner of Avenue de France. You may take tram 15 until the Maison de la paix stop or, alternatively, walk a few minutes from the stop at Place des Nations.