Department of Political Science


Dr Lauge N. Skovgaard Poulsen


Dr Lauge N. Skovgaard Poulsen

Associate Professor in International Political Economy


Lauge Poulsen is an Associate Professor in International Political Economy and Director of Graduate Studies in Political Science. His research focuses on economic diplomacy with a particular emphasis on foreign investment, dispute settlement, and international economic law.

Lauge Poulsen's first book, Bounded Rationality and Economic Diplomacy: The Politics of Investment Treaties in Developing Countries (Cambridge University Press), won the International Studies Association's inaugural award for best book in International Political Economy. His second book, The Political Economy of the Investment Treaty Regime, was published in July 2017 (Oxford University Press; co-authored).

In addition to his academic work, Lauge Poulsen is Academic Advisor on Trade Policy to the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office and has appeared before parliamentary committees in the UK and abroad.
Prior to joining UCL, Lauge Poulsen 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 as well as law departments at the London School of Economics and University of Melbourne.

For more information please see www.laugepoulsen.com.

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