Dr. Clara Brandi

Function: Senior Researcher

Specialization: Economy and Political Science

Work areas:

  • International Trade: preferential trade agreements, regional integration, World Trade Organization, G20
  • Global Governance, focus international trade policy and climate policy
  • Sustainable Development, 2030 Agenda, Green Economy
  • International normative theory, global justice
  • Rising Powers

Responsibilities in education and training:

  • Global Economic Governance, focus on international trade policy (Postgraduate Training Programme)
  • Global Governance and Development (University of Duisburg-Essen)
  • International Trade-Policy (University of Bonn)


since 1/2018 German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)
Researcher, Research Programme "Transformation of Economic and Social Systems"
2012-2016 German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)
German Advisory Council on Global Environmental Change (WBGU)
2009-12/2017 German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)
2006-2009 European University Institute, Florence
PhD Researcher
Department of Political and Social Sciences
2008 World Health Organization, Geneva
Department of Ethics, Equity, Trade and Human Rights
2007 European University Institute, Florence
MRes, Department of Social and Political Sciences
2004-2006 University of Oxford
M.Phil. in Politics (Political Theory)
2002/03 University of Wisconsin, Madison
Visiting student in Economics and Philosophy
2001 International Labour Organization, Geneva
Programme on Safety and Health at Work and the Environment
2000/01 European Parliament, Strasbourg
Assistant to MEP
2000-2004 Albert-Ludwigs-Universitity, Freiburg
Diplom (MSc) in Economics

Refereed Publications

Non-refereed Publications

Opinion Pieces