Kristen Hopewell

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Kristen Hopewell
Kristen
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Senior Lecturer in International Political Economy
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University of Edinburgh
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Kristen Hopewell is a Senior Lecturer in International Political Economy at the University of Edinburgh. Her research and teaching interests are in international trade, global governance, industrial policy and development, with a focus on emerging powers.

Her award-winning book, ​Breaking the WTO: How Emerging Powers Disrupted the Neoliberal Project (Stanford University Press, 2016), analyzes the rising power of Brazil, India and China at the World Trade Organization and their impact on the trading system. She currently holds an ESRC Future Research Leaders grant to investigate the changing global dynamics of export credit amid contemporary power shifts. Her research has been supported by a Fulbright Fellowship, the UK Global Research Challenges Fund, the US National Science Foundation (NSF), the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), and the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). 

Dr. Hopewell’s policy writings have appeared in Foreign Affairs, The Washington Post, Current History and Global Policy, and her analysis has featured in Foreign Policy, The Chicago Tribune, China Daily, The Indian Express and on the BBC.

Prior to entering academia, she worked as a trade official for the Canadian government and as an investment banker for Morgan Stanley.

 

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In May 2018, the Leave Means Leave organisation issued a report called ‘Max Fac works: The Technological Solution to the Irish Border Customs Issue’.  The report says that existing technology and best practice is “more than capable of permitting a friction-free border”.   The report was welcomed by... Read more
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The issue with trade negotiations is that they are reciprocal negotiations. In order to gain something in a negotiation your country has to be willing to make a concession to the other country. To gain something you have to be willing to give something. On tariffs you have to agree to lower your tar... Read more
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  Canada is a federal state with a division of power between the federal Government and the provinces, with some matters of jurisdiction at the authority of the federal Government, some at the provinces and some split between the two. The federal Government has authority for negotiating and signing... Read more
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Kristen Hopewell and Matias E. Margulis discuss how post Brexit vote the UK will negotiate terms of trading with the rest of the world. While most discussion since the Brexit vote has focused on how the UK will negotiate the terms of its new trading relationship with the EU, much less has been said... Read more
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  • 17th September 2018

    The upcoming New Caledonian independence referendum on the 4th of November 2018 is the outcome of a 30 years-long process of gradual decolonisation. Dr Alexandra Remond examines the prospects.

  • 14th September 2018

    For Ireland, the Brexit discussion has focused heavily on the Irish issue. This has meant an unrelenting emphasis on securing a Brexit deal which ensures no border on the island of Ireland, and achieving a backstop provision which guarantees this scenario. The expectation is that this will be achieved in the context of the Withdrawal Agreement, and before the transition phase begins. Dr Mary C Murphy looks at what the Brexit transition period means for Ireland, North and South.

  • 13th September 2018

    In her third blog on international trade issues and Brexit, Dr Kristen Hopewell looks at the high-tech US-Canada border amid claims that it offers a template to ensure a "frictionless" border in Ireland.

  • 7th September 2018

    In the second of her blogs focusing on international trade issues, Dr Kristen Hopewell looks at some of the difficulties that the UK might face as it seeks to negotiate new bilateral agreements

  • 6th September 2018

    With little more than six months to go before the UK leaves the EU on 29 March 2019, the position of Scotland vis-à-vis the EU is not much clearer than it was in the immediate aftermath of the EU referendum more than two years ago. Dr Tobias Lock looks at what has Brexit meant for Scotland so far and what developments can we expect?

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