Lauge Poulsen is Associate Professor 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 (Cambridge Uni 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 Uni Press; with Bonnitcha and Waibel).
Poulsen's articles have been published in International Studies Quarterly, World Development, World Politics, and elsewhere. His research has been funded by the British Academy, the Danish Research Council, the International Growth Centre, and the Leverhulme Foundation.
Beyond his academic work, Poulsen has advised a number of governments on their investment and trade policies. Since Brexit, he has been Academic Adviser on Trade Policy to the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office.
Taught courses at UCL:
- Modern Classics in Political Analysis, ugrad, convener
- International Political Economy, grad, co-convener
- Big Books in Political Science, PhD seminar, convener
Curriculum vitae available here.