Dr. Clara Brandi

Function: Senior Researcher

Specialization: Economist and Political Scientist

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

Refereed Publications

Non-refereed Publications

Opinion Pieces