Kornel Mahlstein

Economist, Sidley Austin, LLP (Geneva)

Kornel is an economist in Sidley’s Geneva office, and provides analytical and econometrical assistance to companies, associations and governments on international economic, trade and competition policy issues. Working closely with the firm’s international trade and antitrust teams, Kornel supports clients by applying economic concepts, principles, models and methods to relevant legal concepts. Prior to joining the firm, Kornel worked for the Swiss government at the Economic Policy Department of the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO). As a member of the short-term macroeconomic analysis group, he was responsible for the estimation and publication of the quarterly GDP figures and the official economic forecasts of the Swiss Government. He also advised the Federal Council and the chief economist of the Secretary of Economic Affairs on various economic policy issues, including monetary and fiscal policy, economic stimulus measures and deregulation.

Opinion

14 March 2017
Imagine a trade deal that could save energy, cut your monthly utility bill, and improve the environment. This is exactly what 45 countries are aiming to do in the WTO Environmental Goods Agreement (EGA). The cornerstone of our analysis is the U.S. Consumer Expenditure Survey (CES). Our approach to...

Bridges news

2 May 2017
想象一下存在着这样一个贸易协定,它能节约能源、削减每月物业账单并能改善环境。这正是45个国家意欲在WTO环境产品协定(EGA)中实现的。 我们的分析是基于美国消费者支出调查(CES)。我们评估EGA的方法是对家庭层面效应自下而上的分析法。我们认为许多日常家庭用品可能会被纳入此类协议。我们使用家庭数据来估计美国家庭获得的好处,因EGA所含家庭用品的关税减让会降低消费者的支付价格。除了价格效应之外,降低消费者价格可能会刺激其对这些节能产品的需求。反过来,降低消费者价格可以节省能源并降低这些商品的运营成本。 例如,削减LED灯泡3.6%关税会通过较低价格的方式节省3.2亿美元的家庭支出。此外,...
29 November 2016
La modification des règles relatives à l’étiquetage du chocolat aux États-Unis pourrait accroître les exportations de karité et doper les revenus des régions productrices de karité en Afrique. D’après les Nations Unies, environ 3 millions de femmes africaines ont une activité liée directement ou...
22 November 2016
A change in the rules for chocolate labelling in the US could increase shea exports and boost incomes in shea-producing regions of Africa. According to the UN, roughly 3 million African women work directly or indirectly with shea butter. Shea is an important source of revenue across much of sub-...