Who we are

The Global Center for International Economics (GCIE) was established in 2020. It is an excellence center of the University of St. Gallen dedicated to the study of international economics. Our research interests lie in the fields of Macroeconomics, Development, Political Economy and International Trade.

What we do

We conduct research at the academic frontier. A key focus of the center is to also translate these findings into policy-relevant findings, develop research-driven teaching, and facilitate exchange between our student body, academics, and policy-makers.

Latest News


New joint #research from HSG and @IMD_Bschool reveals a very limited retreat of EU and G7 firms from #Russia. The findings of @SimonEvenett and Niccolò Pisani challenge the narrative that there is a vast exodus of Western firms leaving the market.

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The Economist features a research paper by GCIE member Bruno Caprettini.  Here is a link to the article.

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The research project The agents of structural change: Insights from 30 years of survey data across the globe by GCIE team member Charles Gottlieb was funded by a Large Research Grant from the STEG-CEPR research program.



The Annual Workshop in International Economics will take place at the University of Zurich on 20.09.2022.

Please submit your abstract to Mrs. Himmerlich (michele.himmelrich@econ.uzh.ch) by 2 September 2022, 23:59 CEST.

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The World Economic Forum just published a paper written by GCIE Fellow Simon Evenett. In this paper — Conflict, Sanctions and the Future of World Trade — he sketches out five scenarios for the world trading system in line of the conflict in Ukraine.
#trade #ukrainewar #WTO @SimonEvenett @GCIE_unisg @wef @HSGStGallen

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GCIE team member Simon Evenett writes a timely policy paper Trade policy and deterring war: The case of Ukraine since the annexation of Crime.

#trade #ukrainewar #WTO @SimonEvenett @GCIE_unisg @gtalert

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#wto #conflict #tradebarriers #protectionism #trade #tradepolicy

The research project The role of agriculture for economic development: a macroeconomic perspective of GCIE members Timo Boppart and Charles Gottlieb receives generous funding from the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF).