Team TREND analytics

Team TREND analytics

TREND analytics is a joint project of the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) and Jean-Fréderic Morin,chairholder of the Canada Research Chair in International Political Economy at Laval University, Canada. Basing on this collaboration, the team TREND analytics writes on how to use the web tool as well as on international trade developments. The authors are: Jean-Fréderic Morin (Laval University), Clara Brandi and Axel Berger (researcher at the DIE), and Dominique Bruhn (associate researcher at DIE).

  International trade has been acknowledged as an effective means of achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and realising a number of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). At the same time, we need to look behind the headlines and untangle the interplay between trade and sustainable development, in particular with regard to […]

The rising number of preferential trade agreements (PTAs) covers an ever-broader array of policy areas, going far beyond the traditional reduction of tariffs. For example, such trade agreements include provisions on investment, intellectual property, labour rights and environmental protection. While environmental aspects have only been tentatively included in WTO negotiations thus far, numerous bilateral and […]