Dr Jappe Eckhardt
Lecturer in politics and international relations
University of York
Political Economy of International Trade
Regional Economic Integration
Jappe Eckhardt joined the Department of Politics at the University of York in January 2016 as a Lecturer in Politics and International Relations. He holds a BSc in Political Science and an MSc in International Relations from the University of Amsterdam. After graduating, he joined the Political Science Department at the University of Antwerp (Belgium) and received his PhD at the end of 2011 with a dissertation on EU-China trade relations. He then spent three years at the World Trade Institute, University of Bern, in Switzerland as a Senior Research Fellow. In 2015 he worked a year as a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Faculty of Health Sciences, Simon Fraser University (Vancouver, Canada). He also held visiting positions at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (2010) and the University of International Business and Economics (2013), both in Beijing.
Jappe’s main research and teaching interests are in the fields of International Political Economy, International Organizations, and European and Asian Regionalism. More specifically, most of his research to date has focused on trade politics, the role and influence of non-state actors in (economic) policy making and, since recently, global health governance. His work has been funded by the Research Foundation Flanders (FWO), the European Commission (Marie Curie Fellowship) and the National Institutes of Health in the US and has been published in several leading international academic journals. His most recent book “Business Lobbying and Trade Governance: The Case of EU-China Relations” was published by Palgrave in 2015.