Arastou Khatibi

Email: a.khatibi@ak-ec.com


Areas of Expertise: European Union EU Trade Agreements Trade Defence WTO and Globalization

Dr Arastou Khatibi is a Research Associate of ECIPE. His areas of expertise are in international trade, regional economics, urban economics, industrial organization and game theory. He runs his own consulting activity, AK Economic Consulting (AKEC) and is an Associate of STRATEC, a Belgian engineering and consulting firm dedicated to regional and urban economics.

He holds visiting professorships at the Catholic University of Louvain (UCL) and University of Saint-Louis in Brussels. Since 2015, his is also a Research Associate of the Center for Research in Economics (CEREC) at the University of Saint-Louis.

In the past, Arastou has held various positions at Facultés universitaires Saint-Louis, the Catholic University of Louvain and the World Trade Organization.

Arastou holds a PhD in Economics from the Catholic University of Louvain.

  • ECIPE Working Papers

    The Trade Effects of European Antidumping Policy

    By Arastou Khatibi

    Anti-dumping is a favoured policy for protecting import-competing industries by raising import duties on specific foreign goods. But it is a complex and un-transparent tool and its real trade effects are not always easy to understand. In this new paper, Arastou Khatibi asks whether it really is the whole European market that benefits from anti-dumping…

  • ECIPE Working Papers

    The Trade Effects of European Anti-dumping Policy

    By Arastou Khatibi

    Anti-dumping is a favoured policy for protecting import-competing industries by raising import duties on specific foreign goods. But it is a complex and un-transparent tool and its real trade effects are not always easy to understand. In this new paper, Arastou Khatibi asks whether it really is the whole European market that benefits from anti-dumping…

  • ECIPE Working Papers

    Kazakhstan’s Revealed Comparative Advantage Vis-À-Vis the EU-27

    By Arastou Khatibi

    Economic trade relations between Kazakhstan and the EU are becoming increasingly important, and much of this economic success is due to its rich energy resources and the government’s efforts in restructuring its cen­trally planned economy towards a more free-market based economy. In spite of these achievements a number of challenges remain to be dealt with,…

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    Kazakhstan’s Accession to the WTO: A Quantitive Assessment

    By Arastou Khatibi

    In light of Kazakhstan’s interest to join the World Trade Organization (WTO), this paper investigates the impact of the WTO accession on trade flows by using a standard gravity model. It argues that accession to the WTO involves a short run benefit from further reducing tariff and non-tariff barriers, and a long-term strategy that involves…

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