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.


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...

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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-...