Hanna Deringer

Email: hanna.deringer@ecipe.org

Office: +32 (0)2 289 1350 Mobile: +32 (0)499 053 102


Areas of Expertise: EU Trade Agreements Trade Defence WTO and Globalization Africa Latin America South Asia & Oceania

Hanna Deringer is a Policy Analyst at ECIPE. Her work focuses on trade policy issues. She has a particular research interest in the area of non-tariff measures (NTMs)/regulatory trade barriers and regulatory cooperation. Furthermore, she is interested in the particularities of trade in global value chains (GVCs) and multilateral trade relations at the WTO. In her former professional experience she has also developed a strong interest in trade relations with and between developing countries (EPAs, regional economic communities) and how trade can contribute to their development.

Previously, she worked for three years at the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) in the field of private sector development and economic policy. She collaborated in the planning and review of development projects providing technical assistance in the fields of trade promotion and regional economic integration. She participated in project missions in Sub-Saharan-Africa, South Asia and Latin America.

Hanna holds a Master’s degree in International Law and Economics (MILE) from the World Trade Institute (WTI) in Bern, which focuses on the law, economics and political economy of international trade. Earlier she earned a Master’s degree in International Cultural and Business Studies from the Universities of Passau, Limerick and Granada.

  • Five Freedoms

    The Cost of Non-Schengen for the Single Market

    By Hanna Deringer

    A suspension of the Schengen Agreement would damage the European economy, in particular by undermining the European single market. And it would not just damage the movement of people and labour in Europe. Several studies show that the Schengen Agreement also eases the free flow of goods, services, and capital. Suspending Schengen would therefore constrain…

  • ECIPE Bulletins

    Regulatory Protection in the New World of Trade: When is it Legitimate?

    By Hanna Deringer

    Pascal Lamy, the former Director General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), argued in his Jan Tumlir Lecture that we are moving from an old to a new world of trade. While the old world of trade was about the administration of ‘protection’ against foreign competition, Lamy argued, the new world of trade is more…

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