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Dr. Laura Puccio is a visiting lecturer at the Brussels Schools of International Studies of the University of Kent, teaching the module on EU International Relations Law.

She is a Research Fellow at the Global Governance Programme of the Robert Schuman Center for Advanced Studies (RSCAS), where she works in the framework of an H2020 research project on EU external relations and EU trade policy. She is also a visiting researcher in the European Center for Advanced Research in Economics and Statistics (ECARES) of the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), where she carries out research in law and economics of trade policy. She is also a lecturer at the Institute for European Studies (IEE) of the ULB, where she co-teaches since 2016 a course on European trade law and economics.

Prior to joining the RSCAS, she worked for four years as policy analyst in the European Parliamentary Research Service, first as expert in international trade law and policy and then as expert in legal aspects of EU economic policy. From 2012 to 2014, she was a DISSETTLE- ITN Marie Curie fellow and a post-doctoral fellow at the ULB (ECARES) doing research on law and economics of international trade. During her doctoral studies, she was a visiting scholar at Columbia Law School in New York, a visiting lecturer at the University of Passau and at the Euro-College of the University of Tartu, and collaborated with the RSCAS. She holds a PhD in Law and an LLM from the European University Institute, an MA from Sciences-Po Paris, and a BSc in International Economics from Bocconi University.

Research interests

EU External Relations Law; International Economic Law (in particular WTO law, international investment law, IMF, and international regulatory processes); Comparative Trade Law (mainly comparison between EU and US); EU Economic Law (in particular substantive and constitutional aspects of EU trade and investment law and EMU law); Interdisciplinary Research Methods (Law and Economics; Empirical Legal Studies; Law and Political Science).

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