Lauge Poulsen is an Associate Professor in International Political Economy and Director of Graduate Studies at the Department of Political Science, University College London.
His research focuses on the theory and practise of economic diplomacy with a particular emphasis on foreign investment, dispute settlement, and international economic law.
Poulsen's first book, Bounded Rationality and Economic Diplomacy: The Politics of Investment Treaties in Developing Countries, 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 (co-authored).
His research has been funded by the British Academy, the Danish Research Council, the International Growth Centre, and the Leverhulme Foundation.
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.