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Staff Biography

[Photo: Rebecca FREEMAN] Dr Rebecca FREEMAN
Associate - Trade
Email: rebecca.freeman@bankofengland.co.uk

Tel: 020 3461 4444


Rebecca Freeman joined the CEP as an Associate in September 2018. She is an economist in the Bank of England International Directorate. Previously, Rebecca has held research positions at the OECD, World Bank, ILO and UN-ECLAC. She is also completing a PhD in economics from the Graduate Institute, Geneva.

Current Areas of Research:

Rebecca works on empirical international trade and supply chains. Her research largely focuses on economic integration and the effects of different types of trade deals on both gross and value-added trade.


  • PhD Economics, The Graduate Institute (2019 – expected)
  • MA International Economics and International Relations, Johns Hopkins SAIS, 2014
  • BA Economics, Smith College, 2009

Selected Publications:

CEP Publications

CEP discussion paper
Beyond Tariff Reductions: What Extra Boost From Trade Agreement Provisions? Swati Dhingra, Rebecca Freeman and Eleonora Mavroeidi
March 2018
Paper No' CEPDP1532:
Read Abstract | Full Paper (pdf)

JEL Classification: F10; F13; F14; F15

Tags: trade agreements; integration agreements; eias; trade policy; provisions; non-tariff barriers