Dr Frédéric Misrahi, Research Associate
Since December 2014 Fred is EU Policies and Programmes Coordinator at the EU Delegation to Albania (team of the Head of Operations). Before that, he spent several years working on Internal Market and Competition Policy issues with the EU Delegation to Turkey. In 2003-04 he was an EU-funded Marie Curie Fellow at the University of East Anglia (ESDP Democracy research programme).
He holds a Licence en Droit (Université Libre de Bruxelles - ULB), a Certificate in Legal Studies (University of Aberdeen), an LLM in International and Comparative Law (Vrije Universiteit Brussel), an MA in International Politics (ULB), and a DPhil in Politics (St Antony's College, University of Oxford). His thesis, supervised by Dr. Philip Robins, examined the Europeanisation of Turkey's policies and institutions in the area of technical barriers to trade and antitrust between 1996 and 2010. His doctoral research was supported by the ESRC in 2004-2005.
His specific area of expertise is the political economy of trade regulation, with special reference to technical barriers to trade.
He also has broader intellectual and research interests in:
- EU external policies,
- the Europeanisation of South East Europe (particularly with respect to Turkey),
- global political economy, and
- contemporary legal history and historiography.
His key publications include ‘What Prospects for the Lifting of Technical Trade Barriers in the Mediterranean? Insights from the Turkish Case’, Mediterranean Politics, vol. 15, no. 2, July 2010, pp. 189-209, and ‘Nuancing Conventional Wisdom on State-Business Relations in Turkey: The Case of Technical Product Regulations’, European Journal of Turkish Studies, vol. 9, 2009 (http://ejts.revues.org/3804), and ‘The EU and the Civil Democratic Control of the Armed Forces: an Analysis of Recent Developments in Turkey’, Perspectives: Central European Review of International Relations, vol.22, Summer 2004, pp. 22-42.
In the first half of 2015 he will be teaching International Political Economy (master's course) at ULB.
Please note that the position of research associate implies no employee relationship with the Centre for International Studies or the Department of Politics and International Relations. The position is also distinct from that of Academic Visitor, further details of which can be found here.