Lecturer, Department of Politics
Jappe Eckhardt is Lecturer in Politics and International Relations at the University of York (UK). He holds a BSc in Political Science and an MSc in International Relations from the University of Amsterdam and a PhD from the University of Antwerp (Belgium). Before joining the University of York, he spent three years at the World Trade Institute, University of Bern (Switzerland) and a year at the Simon Fraser University in Vancouver (Canada). He also held visiting positions at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (2010) and the University of International Business and Economics (2013), both in Beijing.
Jappe’s main research- and teaching interests are in the fields of International Political Economy, International Organizations, and European and Asian Regionalism. More specifically, most of his research to date has focused on trade policy, the role and influence of non-state actors in (economic) policy making, the politics of global value chains and, since recently, global health governance. His work has been funded by the Research Foundation Flanders (FWO), the European Commission (Marie Curie Fellowship) and the National Institutes of Health (US) and has been published in journals such as Business and Politics, Global Public Health; Journal of Common Market Studies; Journal of European Public Policy; Journal of International Constitutional Law; Journal of World Trade; Review of International Political Economy and World Trade Review. His most recent book “Business Lobbying and Trade Governance: The Case of EU-China Relations” was published by Palgrave in 2015.