Department of Political Science


Dr Lauge N. Skovgaard Poulsen


Dr Lauge N. Skovgaard Poulsen

Senior Lecturer in International Political Economy


Lauge Poulsen is a Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in International Political Economy. He works on the theory and practice of economic diplomacy with a particular emphasis on foreign investment, dispute settlement, and international economic law.

His research has appeared or is forthcoming in two books and a series of articles in journals such as World Politics and International Studies Quarterly. His first book, Bounded Rationality and Economic Diplomacy (Cambridge Press, 2015), won the International Studies Association’s inaugural Best Book Award in International Political Economy.

Current projects examine the link between international investment disputes and American diplomacy, the relative treatment of foreign and domestic investors by developing country governments, and the role of domestic institutions for British investment diplomacy after Empire.

Prior to joining UCL Lauge was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow based at University of Oxford, Nuffield College, where he remains a Senior Research Associate at the Global Economic Governance Program. He has also been a visiting scholar at the Economic Studies Division of the Brookings Institution and the Law Department at the London School of Economics.

Lauge has appeared before committees at the House of Lords, House of Commons, Danish Parliament, and the European Parliament.

For more information please see www.laugepoulsen.com

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