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The Groupe d’Economie Mondiale (GEM) at Sciences Po is an independent and non-partisan European, Paris-based research centre that seeks to promote debate on international economic integration – its real magnitude, foreseeable costs and benefits. In particular, it aims to provide analysis of the impact of two key policy areas with wide-ranging effects - trade policy and regulatory policy in services, impact assessment of policies, etc. (more...)


GEM's Research Programmes

Besides the whole range of trade issues and regulatory reforms, GEM has a few special programmes:

A bridge towards Asia

Since 2010, GEM has developed its activities on and in East Asia, with conferences in Europe involving economists from East Asia, and with the participation to many events in East Asia. These activities will continue to grow, thanks to the increasing number of GEM regular partners in East Asia and to business partners in Europe, such as MEDEF. During the academic year 2012-2013, GEM will continue to organize a series of conferences for the "Caucus" of the East Asian students at Sciences Po, and to help Caucus students find interesting internships.



June 17, 2013: Patrick Messerlin at Heart to Heart, a Arirang TV talk show. Founded in 1996, Arirang TV is a South Korean TV network which airs programs 24 hours a day, in more than 188 countries. It broadcasts in English, Chinese, Indonesian, Russian, Arabic, Vietnamese and Spanish. Some of its most popular and longest-running shows include Arirang News, Showbiz Korea, Pops in Seoul and Heart to Heart.

Latest publications

Messerlin, Patrick A.,"Cultural industries: playing frog or playing ox?" a GEM Op'Ed, "« Industries culturelles » : grenouille ou bœuf ?", un Op'Ed du GEM, April 3rd, 2014.

Lalevée, Fabrice, "L'avenir du cinéma français: Le crépuscule des Dieux ?", a GEM policy brief; "The Future of French cinema: Twilight of the Gods?", a GEM Op'Ed, February 27, 2014.

Ahn Dukgeun, Messerlin, Patrick A., "United States – Anti-Dumping Measures on Certain Shrimp and Diamond Sawblades from China: never ending zeroing in the WTO?", World Trade Review, March 2014, pp 1 - 13. Available on CJO 2014 doi: 10.1017/S1474745614000020.

Buege, Max, Messerlin, Patrick A., "Le Partenariat Transatlantique de Commerce et d'Investissement à l'ère des 'méga-zones de libre-échange'", Policy Brief, January 2014. Executive Summary in English and German.

Messerlin, Patrick A., "East Asia and the EU: Which Contribution to the World Trade System?", Policy Brief presented at the Second East Asia-EU Round Table, January 29, 2014.

Messerlin, Patrick A., Hong Seung Pyo, "North Korea's Trade Policy: Constraints and Available Options". Policy Brief, January 29, 2014 (revised version of "Trade Policy as Trust Building in the Korean Peninsula", released September 28, 2013).

Messerlin, Patrick A., "The Much Needed EU Pivoting to East Asia", The European Financial Review, August 20, 2013. Background paper: Asia-Pacific Journal of EU Studies Vol. 10 No. 2, Winter 2012.

Hallaert, Jean-Jacques, "Revamping the Aid for Trade Initiative: Why is it necessary? What can be done?", in GREAT Insights, Volume 2, Issue 5, Juillet-Aout 2013.

Messerlin, Patrick A., Shin, Wonkyu, "The K-pop Wave: An Economic Analysis", a GSIS Seoul National University - Sciences Po policy brief, July 1st, 2013. Revised October 6, 2013.

Messerlin, Patrick A., "The Domestic Political Economy of Preferential Trade Agreements" in , EU Preferential Trade Agreements: Commerce, Foreign Policy, and Development Aspects, edited by David Kleimann, European University Institute, pp25-42, July 2013.

Gultekin Punsmann, Burcu, "Paving the Way for Turkish-Armenian Reconciliation: A Personal Account", Friedrich Ebert Stiftung Turkey Analyses, May 2013. (English - Turkish).

Kolozsi, Pál Péter, "Monetary policy, interest groups, financial crisis", pp35-52, Public Finance Quarterly, April 2013.

Hallaert, Jean-Jacques, "The future of Aid for Trade: challenges and options", World Trade Review, April 2013, pp 1 16.

Bertho, Fabien, "A Liner Shipping Services Trade Restrictiveness Index (STRI) for Asia Pacific Economies", GEM Working Paper, January 2013.

Messerlin, Patrick A., "The EU Pivoting to East Asia", GEM Policy Brief, November 2012.

Hallaert, Jean-Jacques, "Aid for Trade: Chronicle of a WTO Attempt at Coherence", GEM Policy Brief, October 2012, revised November 5.

Kemper, Niels (University of Mannheim), Viet Ha, Luu (Goethe-University) Klump, Rainer (Goethe-University), "Property rights, consumption growth and consumption volatility: Evidence from a land reform in Vietnam". Policy Brief. October 12, 2012.

Izumi Ryuichiro, "Japan and Australia to hope to lead world through "Win-Win-Win" relations that bring economic stability in Asia", winner of the Committee Chairman's Prize of the JABCC 50th Anniversary Essay Contest. (Japanese). October 2012. Picture.

Messerlin, Patrick, "Openness in public procurement markets: A fair report of the results of the EU impact assessment", GEM Policy Brief, October 2012.

Sorescu, Silvia, Umaña Dajud, Camilo, "The European Commission as a lead financial supervisor: stepping up to the challenge? Lessons from the 2008-09 financial crisis", GEM working paper, August 2012.

van der Marel, Erik, Miroudot, Sébastien, "The Economics and Political Economy of Going beyond the GATS" London School of Economics / OECD Working Paper, August 8, 2012.

Messerlin, Patrick, Miroudot, Sébastien, "EU public procurement markets: How open are they?", a GEM policy brief, August 10, 2012.

Delpeuch, Claire, and Vandeplas, Anneleen, "Revisiting the "Cotton Problem"—A Comparative Analysis of Cotton Reforms in sub-Saharan Africa", World Development. August 4, 2012.

Blundell-Wignall, Adrian, and Atkinson, Paul E., "Deleveraging, Traditional versus Capital Markets Banking and the Urgent Need to Separate and Recapitalise G-SIFI Banks", OECD Journal: Financial Market Trends Volume 2012 Issue 1, July 2012.

van der Marel, Erik (LSE), Dreyer, Iana (Institut Montaigne), "Beyond Dutch Disease: When Deteriorating Rule of Law affects Russian Trade in High-Tech Goods and Services with Advanced Economies", Working Paper, July 2012.

Hergueux, Jérôme, "How does religion bias the allocation of Foreign Direct Investment? The role of institutions", International Economics 128 (2011), p. 53-76.

Hallaert, Jean-Jacques, "Aid for Trade is reaching its limits, so what's next?", GEM Working Paper, June 14, 2012.

Messerlin, Patrick A., "The TPP and the EU policy in East Asia (China Mainland excluded)", Asia Centre, Ministère des Affaires Etrangères, mai 2012. (version française).

Messerlin, Patrick A., "An EU development-friendly trade policy under a "Comatose Doha"", European Parliament, Directorate-General for External Policies, Policy Department, April 6, 2012.


September 14, 2013: Patrick Messerlin in Segye Tmes: "동·서 문화 융합 전략 먹혀, 치열한 경쟁도 세계화 한 몫", an article by Song Min-sup

August 30, 2013: Patrick Messerlin in Le Monde: "Pascal Lamy quitte une OMC enlisée", by Alain Faujas.

August 29, 2013: Patrick Messerlin at Le Débat du Jour, RFI: "Qui profite de la mondialisation du commerce ?", by François Bernard. Debate with Frédéric Lemaire, member of Attac, et Marc Blanchard, director of Max Havelaar France.

August 1st, 2013: Patrick Messerlin in Time World: "Forget Politics, Let's Dance: Why K-Pop Is a Latin American Smash" by Anjani Trivedi.

June 17, 2013: Patrick Messerlin at Heart to Heart, a Arirang talk show.

June 5th, 2013: Patrick Messerlin in Nouvel Observateur: "Panneaux solaires : quand l'agressivité commerciale des Chinois révèle les contradictions des Européens" by Philippe Plassart.



July 18, 2013: Patrick Messerlin on "Lessons from the EU Internal Market" at the "The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP): Towards regulatory convergence?", a workshop organized by Bruegel, Brussels, Belgium.

May 23, 2013: Patrick Messerlin on "Trade Policy and International Relations: Two Case Studies" at the KIEP-ECIPE-SNU GSIS Conference on Free Trade Agreements: Revisiting the Reality of FTA Competition. Seoul, South Korea. Programme.

May 13, 2013: Patrick Messerlin on "The TTIP: a European perspective", at the Korea Institute of International Political Economy (KIEP), Seoul, South Korea.

April 22, 2013: Finance Committee of the German Bundestag: Statement by Adrian Blundell-Wignall and Paul Atkinson.

February 22, 2013: ESRC/NIESR conference "Financial Structure: Fine Tuning or Radical Reform?": presentation by Adrian Blundell-Wignall, Paul Atkinson and Caroline Roulet on "The business models of large interconnected banks and the lessons from the financial crisis", London, UK.

January 16, 2013: Patrick Messerlin on "'Furia Koreana' in Europe: From Kpop to KclassicS" at the "Global Culture Exchange Forum" organized by the Korea Foundation for International Cultural Exchange (KOFICE), Seoul, South Korea.

December 3, 2012 at 4.00 pm: Les accords commerciaux dans les Amériques : une nouvelle "ligne de Tordesillas", Joint Seminar MEDEF-GEM. MEDEF, 55, avenue Bosquet 75007 PARIS, métro Ecole militaire. Programme. Registration.

November 22, 4.00 pm: Prof. Rainer Klump on "The financial crisis viewed from Frankfurt". Room H202A, 2nd floor, 28 rue des saints pères, Paris. Registration.

October 25, 2012, 4.00 pm: Asian Caucus first meeting: Presentation of the series of conferences. Salle du Conseil, 13 rue de l'université, 75007 Paris.

October 15, 2012, 2.00 pm: "Can Trade Agreements Reform Societies?". A GEM-ECIPE rountable with Dr Taeho Bark, Minister for Trade, Korea, Philippe Legrain, Principal Advisor of Bureau of European Policy Advisers of President Barroso, Hosuk Lee-Makiyama, Director, ECIPE (moderator), Prof. Patrick Messerlin, Sciences Po, Paris & ECIPE, Prof. Alan Winters, former Chief Economist, Dept of International Development (DFID) of UK government & Univ. of Sussex. Interview of Dr Bark (Les Echos).

October 9, 2012, 4.30 pm: "A la recherche de la croissance : Quel rôle pour le partenariat UE-Japon ?", a conference co-organized by JETRO - GEM. Salle de conférence du CERI, 56 rue Jacob, 75006 Paris. Registration compulsory.

July 11, 2012 (8:30-10:00am): "Accords commerciaux préférentiels: perspectives japonaises et européennes" by professor Shujiro URATA, Waseda university, Tokyo, Japon. A conference in English, organised by the Japan Embassy and CEPII.
Venue: CENTRE D'ANALYSE STRATÉGIQUE, Salle Pierre Guillaumat, 18, rue de Martignac - 75007 Paris. Programme. Registration.

June 4, 2012, 3.00pm: "Trans Pacific Partnership: Impacts sur la politique commerciale multilatérale et européenne". Joint Seminar MEDEF - GEM. 55, avenue Bosquet 75007 PARIS, métro Ecole militaire. Programme.


    "Common Agricultural Policy -
    Efficiency, Equity and Transparency
    A GEM-Goethe Universität project
    English, Français, Deutsch
    Conference "The 2020 European agriculture"
    A GEM-German Marshall Fund initiative
    English , français


"Reform in International Transport Services" (RITS)
A joint GEM-WTO Services Division initiative

    "Global Trade and Financial Architecture"
    A World Bank-DFID project


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