Lauge Poulsen is Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies at the Department of Political Science, University College London.
Poulsen's first book, Bounded Rationality and Economic Diplomacy: The Politics of Investment Treaties in Developing Countries (Cambridge 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 2017 (Oxford Press; with Bonnitcha and Waibel). He is currently working on a long-term project on British investment diplomacy during the Cold War.
Before joining UCL, Poulsen was a postdoctoral fellow at Nuffield College, University Oxford. He has advised governments and private organisations on investment policies and given expert testimonies to parliamentary committees in the UK and abroad.
Poulsen served as Academic Advisor on trade policy to the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office from 2017 to 2020 and has been the lead on Advanced Trade Policy training for Whitehall since 2019.
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