Dr Michael Gasiorek
Dr Michael Gasiorek is a Senior Lecturer in Economics at the University of Sussex as well as the Co-founder and Managing Director of InterAnalysis Ltd since 2009. InterAnalysis is a University spin-out company focussing on development of the TradeSift software, training and consultancy on trade in goods, services and investment with a particular focus on working with and in developing countries.
Michael is a fellow of the UK Trade Policy Observatory (UKTPO) which was set-up in response to the Brexit vote in June 2016. The UK Trade Policy Observatory
is a partnership between the University of Sussex and Chatham House (The Royal Institute of International Affairs). The aims of the UKTPO are to ensure
that new trade policies are constructed in a manner that benefits all by undertaking original research and through extensive engagement with policy
makers, stakeholders and researchers.
Michael’s research is focussed on the role of regional integration on poverty in Africa and the constraints to poverty alleviation, and on the role of
firms in international trade. More broadly his research interests are policy focussed typically relating to trade and integration and its consequent
impact on investment, growth and productivity.
Michael has also worked on the role of FDI spillovers on firm-level productivity; and on the role of investment in second-hand machinery for both energy
efficiency and productivity. His work has ranged from research on deep integration in the European single market in the early 1990s, to work on rules
of origin as barriers to trade and investment, the potential impact of the EU-Cariforum EPA on poverty, and assessing the impact of GSP preferences
for developing countries.
Our goal is to bring people together to:
- build professional capabilities in trade
- elevate the profile of trade
- advocate the benefits and opportunities of trade
- facilitate networking
- improve the performance and success of companies in global trade
- boost the efficiency of trade processes.
Featured GTPA Member
Ziyaad Ebrahim, GTP
Ziyaad has close to fifteen years of experience in international trade and development.He joined the World Trade Organization (WTO) after serving 12 years in various positions within the Government of Seychelles, where he comes from.
During his time in the Government of Seychelles, he was directly involved in trade, investment and general economic policy formulation and implementation.He also has experience on WTO accession and was involved in FTA negotiations with the European Union and within the Eastern and Southern African region. He has also worked with international organisations such as the IMF, World Bank and the African Development Bank on Structural Adjustment Programmes, private sector and MSME development initiatives including gender empowerment projects.
In his current role with the WTO, he coordinates the work of the WTO LDC Group in the ongoing trade negotiations.He also monitors and assists LDC participation in specific areas of the negotiations which include Special and Differential Treatment (S&DT), fisheries subsidies, trade facilitation and LDC accession negotiations.
He is fluent in English and has working knowledge of French.
Ziyaad was one of the first people globally to be certified as a Global Trade Professional in the area of Trade Management.