Monday, 5 November 2007

Research Fellow position available from the Emerging Dynamic Global Economies (EDGE) Network

Research Fellow: Emerging Dynamic Global Economies (EDGE) Network


WTO Institutional Reform Project


Location: University of Ottawa


The Emerging Dynamic Global Economies (EDGE) Network is now accepting applications for the position of a Research Fellow for its World Trade Organisation (WTO) Institutional Reform Project. The project is an international collaborative research project, funded by International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and Networks of Centres of Excellence (NCE), Canada.


Project Description:


The project will examine questions relating to the governance and legitimacy of the WTO as an international organization within the rapidly transforming global economy. It will focus fundamentally on the institutional structure of the WTO as an international organization.  Issues to be analyzed are: decision making within the WTO, transparency, internal management structure, external relationships, and the role of regional trade agreements within the multilateral system. The objective of the project is to develop concrete, practical proposals and policy recommendations that are capable of being implemented within the WTO.




-         Graduate or post-doc student in international trade law, with knowledge of WTO's institutional structure

-         Strong interest and academic background in the area of international trade law

-         Candidates should be well organized with strong research and writing skills

-         Fluency in English is essential, with strong writing skills in English

-         Candidate must be a citizen of a developing country


Start and End Date:


We expect to fill this position at the earliest and the fellowship will last until 30 September 2008.


Remuneration: Stipend plus transportation and health insurance will be provided


To Apply: Please send your CV and a brief note explaining your interests, availability as well as nationality and visa status to the following address:

Emerging Dynamic Global Economies (EDGE) Network

Faculty of Law (Common Law)

University of Ottawa | Université d'Ottawa

57 Louis-Pasteur

Ottawa, Canada K1N 6N5


Attention: Professor Debra Steger

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