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Niclas Poitiers

Research fellow

Niclas Poitiers, a German citizen, joined Bruegel as a research fellow in September 2019.

Niclas' research interests include international trade, international macroeconomics and the digital economy.  He is working on topics on e-commerce in trade as well as European trade policy in global trade wars. Furthermore he is interested in topics on income inequality and welfare state policies.

He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Universitat de Barcelona, a M.Sc. in economics from the Universität Bonn, and a B.Sc. from Universität Mannheim. During his Ph.D. he was a visiting scholar at Northwestern University.

Niclas is fluent in English, Spanish, and German.

Disclaimer of external interests

Declaration of interests 2019

Featured work

Blog post

Is the EU Chips Act the right approach?

Measures to safeguard semiconductor supplies proposed in the Chips Act could prove to be wrongly focused, could tip over into harmful protectionism.

Niclas Poitiers and Pauline Weil
Working paper

Knowledge flows and global value chains

Trade and industrial policy can support productivity growth through global value chains by providing the right legal environment that supports the for

Niclas Poitiers and Marta Bisztray
Book

Instruments of a strategic foreign economic policy

Study for the German Federal Foreign Office produced by Bruegel, the Kiel Institute for the World Economy and DIW Berlin.

Georg Zachmann, Guntram B. Wolff, Marcel Fratzscher, Kerstin Bernoth, Gabriel Felbermayr, Niclas Poitiers, Alexander Sandkamp, Mia Hoffmann, Pauline Weil, Katrin Kamin, Malte Rieth, Jacqueline Dombrowski, Sebastian Horn and Karsten Neuhoff
Blog post

High noon at the Appellate Body

This blog post explains the working method of the dispute settlement body, and then discusses the objections the US has raised against the Appellate B

Niclas Poitiers