Professor Holger Breinlich is a Professor of Economics at the University of Surrey (School of Economics) and has held previous positions at the Universities of Nottingham, Essex and Mannheim. He is also a research fellow at the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR). Holger obtained his PhD from the London School of Economics in 2006. His work has been published in leading peer-reviewed journals such as the Journal of International Economics, the Journal of Development Economics and the Economic Journal. He has also carried out research projects for the OECD, UK Trade and Investment and the former Department for Business, Innovation and Skills. Holger's research work has been supported by grants from the Economic and Social Research Council, the European Union, the German Science Foundation, the British Academy and the Leverhulme Trust. Between April 2019 and April 2020, he served as the representative of UK academia on the UK government's strategic trade advisory group.
Current areas of research include:
- International trade: the economic impact of free trade agreements; the economic consequences of Brexit; International aspects of mergers and acquisitions and of competition policy