Nicholas Frank joined RegNet in 2018 to explore the linkages between shifts in production structures and changes in the composition of free trade agreements.
Prior to enrolling in RegNet’s PhD programme, Nicholas worked as a researcher, programme officer and consultant for the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) in Geneva, Switzerland. At the ICTSD, he worked on a number of trade and investment issues including regional trade agreements and preference schemes, service sector competitiveness, value chain integration and upgrading, e-commerce and e-enabled commerce, and disruptive technologies. Before joining the ICTSD, he worked in the Accession’s Division of the World Trade Organization Secretariat where he focused on the accession negotiations of Kazakhstan, the Seychelles and the Bahamas.
Nicholas holds an M.Sc in International Political Economy from the London School of Economics. He also holds an Honours degree in International Political Economy and a Bachelor of Commerce degree in PPE (Politics, Philosophy, and Economics) from the University of Cape Town.
Global trade and investment policy
Multinational enterprises and production structures
Production and trade patterns
Disruptive technologies and sustainable development
The Composition of Preferential Trade Agreements in the New Economy