Hosuk Lee-Makiyama is a Brussels-based economist, trade lawyer and
foreign policy commentator. He has written on subjects primarily
relating to international trade, digital economy, intellectual
World Trade Organization
World Trade Organization and EU-Asia relations, especially
Japan and Korea.
Lee-Makiyama has publicly supported EU's attempt to conclude bilateral
free trade agreements with large trading blocs, and with economies in
Asia . He is also renowned as an authority on electronic commerce,
and was the first author to question the legality of internet
WTO rules, and so far the only scholar to have
argued the case in a Chinese academic journal. Lee-Makiyama was
nominated by the readers of
The Guardian as 'one of the 20 most
influential people in the open internet's history'. He has also
proposed a new trade agreement, International Digital Economy
Agreement (IDEA), to replace the
WTO IT Agreement (proposed by the
European Commission to the
WTO members in 2012).
He is currently active as director of the European Centre for
International Political Economy (ECIPE). In the past, he also served
as a diplomat in the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and
represented the EU in the
WTO and the UN.
He regularly comments in European, US and Chinese media.
^ "Areas of Expertise". ECIPE.org. Archived from the original on
^ "Stepping into Asia's Growth Markets". ECIPE.
^ "China's Facebook syndrome". Bloomberg.com.
^ "环球法律评论 2012年第2期中文提要".
^ "The open internet poll – who's had the most impact?". London: The
^ "Journal Aussenwirtschaft, 2011, Issue III, Swiss Institute for
International Economics and Applied Economic Research". Swiss
Institute for International Economics and Applied Economic Research,
Univ. of St Gallen.
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