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2 Jan 2020


BRICS project launches new website

The BRICS Globalization and Labour Protections research project at the World Trade Institute now has its own website.

The BRICS team, led by Professor Damian Raess, have set up a dedicated website to showcase their research and highlight related publications and events.

The website can be found by following this link.

The recent incorporation of the BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) in the world economy, and their rapid rise as a major source of foreign investment has important and uncertain implications for labour protections in advanced and emerging economies. The BRICS project investigates under what conditions BRICS trade and foreign direct investment (FDI) enhances (or undermines) worker rights and conditions and labour market institutions, with a particular focus on European countries and the BRICS themselves. 

The project, housed at the WTI, is funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) for the period 2017–2020.