Patrick Wagner is a Postdoc Researcher at the World Trade Institute (WTI), University of Bern, Switzerland. He has a PhD in Political Science from the WTI/University of Bern, a Masters in International Public Policy from University College London, and a Bachelors degree in International Relations and Political Science from the University of California, Davis. His doctoral thesis studied the impact of South to North foreign direct investment on the incidence of decent work outcomes in developing countries, focusing primarily on the case of Brazil. His research in general is in the fields of international and comparative political economy. In particular, he has worked on how democratic institutional variation affects trade policy outcomes, the impact of the rise of China on labor and foreign relations, and the globalization-labor nexus more broadly. He is currently working on the generation of a subnational database of de facto collective labor rights for use in political economic and industrial relations research and the application of that data in analyses of how institutional changes and economic shocks impact de facto collective labor outcomes.
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