The Info List - Hosuk Lee-Makiyama

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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 property, World Trade Organization
World Trade Organization
and EU-Asia relations, especially with China, Japan
and Korea.[1] Lee-Makiyama has publicly supported EU's attempt to conclude bilateral free trade agreements with large trading blocs, and with economies in Asia .[2] He is also renowned as an authority on electronic commerce, and was the first author to question the legality of internet censorship under WTO
rules,[3] and so far the only scholar to have argued the case in a Chinese academic journal.[4] Lee-Makiyama was nominated by the readers of The Guardian
The Guardian
as 'one of the 20 most influential people in the open internet's history'.[5] 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).[6] 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. References[edit]

^ "Areas of Expertise". ECIPE.org. Archived from the original on 2011-11-24.  ^ "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". 环球法律评论.  ^ "The open internet poll – who's had the most impact?". London: The Guardian. 2012-04-23.  ^ "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. 

External links[edit]

Profile: Hosuk Lee-Makiyama ECIPE
website Interview and profile in Nikkei prin