One of BKP’s founding principles is to bridge the gap which all too often exists between research and politics. In response to this, in addition to consulting work, we also undertake independent research in the areas of trade, regional integration and competition policy. Research output is distributed through our own working paper series as well as through contributions in academic journals and edited books. BKP core staff also regularly lectures on these topics at various universities (e.g. Addis Ababa University; Free University of Amsterdam; FHR Lim A Po Institute of Social Sciences in Paramaribo, Suriname) as well as speaks at academic workshops and conferences, such as the Annual Conferences of the European Trade Studies Group (ETSG), the biennial conferences of the Society for International Economic Law (SIEL) or the European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes (EADI).

Working Paper Series

The purpose of BKP Trade and Development Discussion Papers is to provide policy relevant insights which are based on thorough study, and to stimulate discussion about policies and strategies for development. All papers are available in full text from this website.

Research Network

Our research network includes the following institutions:

  • Centre for Trade Policy and Law at Carleton University (Canada),
  • Addis Ababa University (Ethiopia),
  • University of the West Indies (St. Augustine, Trinidad & Tobago),
  • Free University of Amsterdam (the Netherlands).

We are also members of the European Trade Studies Group (ETSG), the Society for International Economic Law (SIEL), the European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes (EADI), the Global Trade Analysis Project (GTAP), and the UNCTAD Virtual Institute.