Dr. Clara Brandi

Function: Senior Researcher

Specialization: Economist and Political Scientist

Work areas:

  • International Trade: preferential trade agreements, regional integration, World Trade Organization
  • Global Governance, focus international trade policy and climate policy
  • Sustainable Development, 2030 Agenda, Green Economy
  • International normative theory, global justice

Responsibilities in education and training:

  • Global Economic Governance, focus on international trade policy (Postgraduate Training Programme)
  • International Organizations (Frankfurt School of Finance & Management)
  • Theories of Global Justice (University of Cologne)

Refereed Publications

Non-refereed Publications

Opinion Pieces



E-mail Clara.Brandi@remove-this.die-gdi.de
Phone +49 (0)228 94927-175
Fax +49 (0)228 94927-130


Rising Powers in the Global Trading System – China and Mega-Regional Trade Negotiations
Brandi, Clara (2016)
Rising Powers Quarterly, Volume 1, Issue 1, September 2016, pp. 71-83


Sustainability standards and sustainable development: synergies and trade offs of transnational governance
Brandi, Clara (2016)
published on Sustainable Development (online first), DOI: 10.1002/sd.1639


Cover: The Journal of Environment Development

Sustainability Standards for Palm Oil - Challenges for Smallholder Certification Under the RSPO
Brandi, Clara et al. (2015)
in: The Journal of Environment Development September 2015 vol. 24  no.3,  292-314 


On the fairness of the multilateral trading system
Brandi, Clara (2014)
in: Moral Philosophy and Politics 1 (2), 227-247


Low-Carbon Standards and Labels in China
Brandi, Clara (2014)
in: Oxford Development Studies 42 (2), 151-168