The Institute for International Trade (IIT) is a leading institution with a global focus and a reputation for providing academically rigorous and practical trade training, policy advice and technical assistance relating to international trade policy and practice.
We bring together leading academics, experienced trade practitioners and negotiators to address key challenges faced by businesses and governments seeking to expand trade and investment opportunities globally.
IIT has a unique staffing profile and a vast network of associate experts with backgrounds in the fields of international trade, services trade, trade law, trade and economic analysis, trade negotiations, policy research and implementation, and the delivery of technical assistance, development and capacity building programs.
The integration of IIT into the University of Adelaide allows it to engage with trade issues in a multidisciplinary setting, and to draw on a large body of economic, legal, business, innovation and trade-related expertise, by bringing together academics, trade practitioners and negotiators from national governments and international organisations.
We have significant expertise in the development and delivery of customised research and training programs in the area of international trade. In addition, the team has internationally and regionally recognised expertise specifically with respect to measurement of trade policy restrictiveness, services trade and investment policy reform, global and regional value chain mapping and structural reform impact analysis, as well as many aspects of regional economic partnerships and RTAs (rules of origin, non-tariff barriers, trade facilitation, standards, dispute settlement etc.).
Learn more our capabilities
Our multidisciplinary team has the requisite skills and cumulative experience to successfully support the delivery of an ambitious range of projects. Our team has demonstrated experience in:
- capacity building through human capital development, development of robust trade architecture and regulatory institutions;
- analysis of services trade and Foreign Direct Investment (FDI);
- development of strategic trade policy;
- evaluation of the effectiveness of global and preferential trade agreements with a view of global supply and value chains;
- impact analyses of WTO accession, services trade and FDI policy, domestic industry capacity, and regional integration through multilateral trade agreements;
- trade and development issues, including identification of binding constraints;
- comparative regional trade policy;
- analysis of Services Trade Restrictiveness Indicators (OECD STRI) and trade statistics, including Trade in Value Added Data;
- simulation and modelling of open economies (GTAP, Gravity Modeling, input/output analysis);
- survey methodologies and conduct of surveys in developing economies;
- facilitation of a wide variety of high-level conferences, workshops and seminars for the purpose of disseminating research outcomes and advocating for trade.
- Executive Director - Professor Peter Draper
- Jean Monnet Chair on Economics of European Integration - Professor Richard Promfret
- Senior International Trade Law Counsellor - Keith Wilson
- Trade and Economic Analyst | Lecturer - Dr Uwe Kaufmann
- Associate Professor - Shandre Thangavelu
- Senior Research Fellow - Dr Laura Marquez-Ramos
- Business Manager - Lisa Hunt Senior
- Administrative Officer - Mei Yong
- Senior Events and Administration Officer - Lydia Jaloshin