Clara Brandi

Senior Researcher, German Development Institute

Dr Clara Brandi is a Senior Researcher and Project Leader in the Department “World Economy and Development Financing” at the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE). Clara Brandi studied economics at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and at the Albert-Ludwigs-Universität, Freiburg, where her Master thesis won the Friedrich-August-von-Hayek-Award. As Michael-Wills-Scholar, she completed the MPhil in Politics at the University of Oxford. She received her PhD from the European University Institute, Florence. Her main research interests include global governance, international trade policy and trade agreements and interlinkages between trade, sustainable development and climate change, including in the context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. 


10 May 2017
There is great potential to incorporate trade elements in nationally determined contributions (NDCs) that has not been taken advantage of to date. This blog post argues that decision-makers’ awareness of the advantages of using trade opportunities in supporting the objectives of the Paris Agreement...
19 January 2016
How could international institutions, like the WTO, help to improve access to trade finance, specifically to help small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) access global value chains? In the fall of 2015, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development including the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs...