Dissertation topic: "The governance of regulatory standard-setting and international trade".
Sebastian Klotz joined the World Trade Institute (WTI) in January 2016 as a Research Fellow in the Design of Trade Agreements (DESTA) project. Since November 2017, Sebastian works on the Governance of Big Data in Trade Agreements (TAPED) project.
Before joining the WTI, Sebastian worked as a Carlo-Schmid Fellow and Trade and Competitiveness Consultant for the Office of the Chief Economist of the International Trade Centre (ITC), the joint agency of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and the World Trade Organisation (WTO). Prior to joining ITC, Sebastian gathered work experience at the Ifo Institute for Economic Research (Germany), the German-Mexican Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Mexico) and the University of Strathclyde (UK).
Sebastian holds a Master's in International Trade, Finance and Development jointly awarded by the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics, the Universitat Pompeu Fabra and the Autonomous University of Barcelona in Spain. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Strathclyde (UK) and Tec de Monterrey (Mexico) and graduated with a Bachelor’s in Economics with First Class Honours. Sebastian, a German national, also speaks English and Spanish.