Karen Jackson’s research focusses on international trade policy, with a specific focus on economic integration/disintegration. Recent publications explore the Chinese-led Belt and Road Initiative (China Economic Review) and the historical context of regional trade institutions in West Africa (Journal of International Development). She has extensive experience of engaging with the media, where her articles in The Conversation have attracted more than 200,000 readers. In addition, her public policy experience includes working for the Commonwealth Secretariat and the Department for International Development.
Position: Reader in Economics, Assistant Head of School of Organisations, Economy and Society, University of Westminster