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Maximiliano Mendez-Parra

Senior Research Fellow

International Economic Development Group

Portrait of Maximiliano Mendez-Parra

Max provided trade and trade policy analysis to support the negotiations associated with the WTO Agreement on Agriculture during the initial stages of the Doha Development Round. He worked in the evaluation of the WTO negotiation proposals (modalities) on market access, domestic support and export competition and on their effects on food security.  He studied the poverty and income distribution effects during his time at the Inter-American Development Bank.

He has worked in the assessment of regional trade agreements and is experienced in the analysis of the effects of preferential regimes and free trade areas on excluded countries. In particular, he has analysed the effects on vulnerable countries of the mega-regional trade agreements.

He has also been involved in the delivery of training courses for Government Officials and other practitioners on trade policy analysis in Ethiopia, Tanzania, Uganda, The Gambia, Nigeria, Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka, Kyrgyzstan and Vietnam. He has worked in the study of the trade and investment relationships of China and Britain in Kenya and South Africa; the trade relations between India and Pakistan; the evaluation of Indian trade and trade policy in the context of value chains; and the analysis of the effects of trade barriers on value chains within CEFTA members. He has provided advised to many organisations including the European Commission, DFID, FAO, UNECE, UNCTAD and GIZ among others. He obtained his PhD in Economics from the University of Sussex.

  1. Our thoughts on COP26 – reflections on the Glasgow Climate Pact

  2. Carbon markets and standards: a new agenda for LDC negotiators

    Briefing/policy papers

  3. Importing for development: reforming the UK’s trade preferences

  4. A G7 trade and investment plan to promote prosperity

  5. Ending the acute phase of the Covid-19 pandemic

  6. Making the G7 summit a success


  7. The EU’s Trade Policy Review – and the five debates it triggers

  8. Three expert views on the World Trade Organization’s new Director-General nomination

  9. E-commerce in preferential trade agreements: implications for African firms and the AfCFTA

    Research reports

  10. The climate and trade nexus in Africa

    Research reports

  11. Investor-state dispute settlement and economic recovery in Africa


  12. Ag‑platforms as disruptors in value-chains: evidence from Uganda

    Research reports

  13. Africa Industrialisation Day: how to support African manufacturing during the Covid-19 recovery

  14. Post-Brexit trade for development: an unfulfilled promise

  15. Developing country trade access after Brexit: the UK’s plans for the Generalized System of Preferences

    Research reports

  16. Africa trade and Covid‑19: the supply chain dimension

    Working papers

  17. Covid-19's impact on supply chains hits African trade hard, with GDP shrinking for the first time in twenty-five years

    Press Release

  18. Disruptive technologies in agricultural value chains: insights from East Africa

    Working papers

  19. Increasing UK investment in Africa


  20. Africa and the United Kingdom: challenges and opportunities to expand UK investments

    Research reports