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Jodie Keane

Senior Research Fellow

International Economic Development Group

Portrait of Jodie Keane

Jodie began her career in Vietnam and Cambodia working on non-market economy issues for the World Bank in 2005, with a focus on China. Subsequently, she joined the Overseas Development Institute in 2007 as a Research Officer, before progressing to become a Research Fellow in 2012, focusing on trade and development issues between the European Union and African, Caribbean and Pacific countries, as trading relations changed from non-reciprocal to reciprocal regimes.

Between 2015 and 2020, Jodie was an economic adviser within the Trade, Oceans and Natural Resources Directorate of the Commonwealth Secretariat with responsibility for global advocacy on emerging trade issues and the supporting global architecture. She has a PhD in economics from SOAS University of London. She has taught seminars on comparative economic growth in Africa and Asia (SOAS) and more recently on the political economy of trade at the Department of International Relations, London School of Economics. She has published journal articles, book chapters, and edited volumes on global value chains and Least Developed Countries.

  1. Four ways the UK can bring climate and trade agendas together at COP26

  2. Driving a green recovery in developing countries: what role is China playing?

    Research reports

  3. It’s time to secure climate-compatible trade

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

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

  6. The climate and trade nexus in Africa

    Research reports

  7. Four reflections on the UK's Nationally Determined Contribution

  8. The negotiators' perspectives: charting new paths for climate and trade


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

    Working papers

  10. Covid-19 and trade: challenges ahead for Least Developed Countries and Small Island Developing States

  11. Shockwatch bulletin: The oil price shock of 2014: drivers, impacts and policy implications

    Working papers

  12. The Istanbul Programme of Action for LDCs: A Monitoring and Benchmarking Exercise

    Book/book chapter

  13. How the EU can help developing countries trade out of poverty

    Press Release

  14. 10 priorities for the EU Trade Commissioner

    Briefing/policy papers

  15. Global value chains in Asia: Is everyone benefiting?


  16. Integrating trade in the post-2015 development agenda

  17. Global value chain analysis: What’s new, what’s different, what’s missing?

    Briefing/policy papers

  18. Will the BRICS provide the Global Public Goods the world needs?

    Research reports

  19. Trade and the post-2015 agenda: from Millennium Development Goals to Sustainable Development Goals

    Briefing/policy papers

  20. EU Policy Changes Pending the EPA Deals: Implications for African Global Value Chains