Bernard Hoekman is Professor and Director, Global Economics at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, European University Institute in Florence, Italy. Prior positions include Director of the International Trade Department and Research Manager in the Development Research Group of the World Bank. He has been an economist in the GATT Secretariat and held visiting positions at SciencesPo, Paris.
A graduate of the Erasmus University Rotterdam, he obtained his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Michigan. He is a CEPR Research Fellow, where he also co-directs the Trade Policy Research Network; a Senior Associate of the Economic Research Forum for the Arab countries, Turkey and Iran; and a member of the World Economic Forum Global Action Council on Logistics and Supply Chains.
Recent publications include Trade in the 21st Century: Back to the Past? (Co-edited with Ernesto Zedillo), Washington DC: Brookings Institution 2021, Value Chain Approaches to Reducing Policy Spillovers on International Business (with Christopher Findlay), Journal of International Business Policy 2020, Rethinking International Subsidy Rules (with Douglas Nelson), The World Economy 2020, Foreign Participation in Public Procurement and Firm Performance: Evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa (with Marco Sanfilippo), Review of World Economics 2020, EU Services Trade Liberalization and Economic Regulation: Complements or Substitutes? (with Matteo Fiorini), Review of International Organizations 2020, Behind-the-Border Policies: Assessing and Addressing Non-Tariff Measures, (Co-edited with Joseph Francois), Cambridge University Press 2019.