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Dr Lauge N. Skovgaard Poulsen

Senior Lecturer in International Political Economy 

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  • Name: Dr Lauge N. Skovgaard Poulsen
  • Position: Senior Lecturer in International Political Economy
  • Room: G.02, 31 Tavistock Sq.
  • Telephone: +(44)020 3108 9297
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Lauge Poulsen joined UCL in September 2014 as a Lecturer in International Political Economy. He holds a PhD in International Relations from the London School of Economics and works on the politics of international law, foreign investment and energy. 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.

Lauge has been a visiting scholar at the Economic Studies Division of the Brookings Institution and the Law Department at the London School of Economics as well as a Senior Research Fellow at the Department of Politics and International Studies at University of London, SOAS.

He has advised both developed and developing countries on their foreign investment policies and appeared before committees at the House of Lords, House of Commons, and the European Parliament.


  • Bounded Rationality and Economic Diplomacy: The Politics of Investment Treaties in Developing Countries. Cambridge University Press, forth.
  • The Political Economy of the International Investment Regime. Oxford University Press, forth. (with Michael Waibel and Jonathan Bonnitcha).
Peer-reviewed articles
Book chapters
Other articles
  • Foreign Direct Investment in Times of Crisis. Peterson Institute for International Economics Working Paper, Jan. 2011 (with Gary Hufbauer). Reprinted in: Transnational Corporations, 2011, vol. 20, issue 1, pp. 19-38. 
  • Book review: Karl Sauvant and Lisa Sachs, eds., The Effect of Treaties on Foreign Direct Investment: Bilateral Investment Treaties, Double Taxation Treaties, and Investment Flows. European Journal of International Law, 2009, vol. 20, issue 3, pp. 935-938.
Selected work in progress
  • Electricity and Rural Development: A Natural Experiment in Pakistan (with Mahvish Shami and Hadia Majid).
  • Investment Law Before Arbitration (with Michael Waibel and Martins Paparinskis). 
  • The Politics of Investment Disputes (with Srividya Jandhyala and Geoffrey Gertz).
  • Privileged Aliens? The Relative Treatment of Foreign Investors (with Emma Aisbett).
Selected policy contributions


  • International Political Economy, graduate, PUBLG050
  • International Political Economy, undergraduate, POLS605B

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