Kristen Hopewell, Ph.D.

University of Edinburgh

Country: United Kingdom (Scotland)

About Me:

Kristen Hopewell is a Senior Lecturer in International Political Economy at the University of Edinburgh. Her research and teaching interests are in international trade, global governance, industrial policy and development, with a focus on emerging powers.Her award-winning book, Breaking the WTO: How Emerging Powers Disrupted the Neoliberal Project (Stanford University Press, 2016), analyzes the rising power of Brazil, India and China at the World Trade Organization and their impact on the trading system. She currently holds an ESRC Future Research Leaders grant to investigate the changing global dynamics of export credit amid contemporary power shifts. Her research has been supported by a Fulbright Fellowship, the UK Global Research Challenges Fund, the US National Science Foundation (NSF), the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), and the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). Dr. Hopewell’s policy writings have appeared in Foreign Affairs, The Washington Post, Current History and Global Policy, and her analysis has featured in Foreign Policy, The Chicago Tribune, Bloomberg, China Daily, The Indian Express and on the BBC.Prior to entering academia, she worked as a trade official for the Canadian government and as an investment banker for Morgan Stanley.

Research Interests

Political Economy


International Law & Organization

Specific Areas of Interest

International Political Economy

Trade Policy

International Trade

Industrial Policy

Emerging Powers

World Trade Organization

Countries of Interest


United States