Tomas Baert is EU and government affairs representative of a large multinational science company of US parentage, based in Brussels. Prior to that, he worked at the Enterprise Directorate-General of the European Commission as a trainee, where he was involved in several bilateral and regional trade negotiations from an industrial/ sectoral perspective. He has an M.Sc. in the Politics of the World Economy from the London School of Economics and Political Science.
Magnus Feldmann is a Ph.D. candidate in Political Economy and Government at Harvard University. His research interests are international political economy and trade policy, comparative politics and political economy, and comparative economic systems and post-socialist transition. His recent publications include “The Fast Track from the Soviet Union to the World Economy: External Liberalization in Estonia and Latvia”, Government and Opposition, 36(4), 2001; “From the Soviet Union to the European Union: Estonian Trade Policy, 1991–2000”, The World Economy, 25(1), 2002 (with Razeen Sally).
Brigid Gavin is currently Research Fellow at the Comparative Regional Integration Studies Programme of the United Nations University (UNU/CRIS) in Bruges, Belgium. Previously she has been Lecturer in the Economics of European Integration at the Europa Institute, University of Basle, Switzerland, worked for the Permanent Delegation of the European Commission to the International Organizations in Geneva, and has acted as Policy Advisor to the Greenpeace EU Unit in Brussels.
Sebastián Herreros has served since 1996 at the Economic Directorate of 349