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Anna Guildea

Email: anna.guildea@ecipe.org

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Areas of Expertise: EU Trade Agreements Services Digital Economy WTO and Globalization

Anna Guildea

Anna Guildea is a Policy Researcher in Trade and Digital Policy at ECIPE. She has recently completed her MSc in International Political Economy as a SPIRE Scholar at University College Dublin. She holds a Bachelor’s degree with honors in International Development Studies and Sociology from Maynooth University – where she was awarded an Entrance Scholarship and an academic achievement award for her work. She was also granted a scholarship by the Irish Universities Association to spend a summer semester studying in Beijing.

Anna is currently a Yenching Scholar at Peking University in Beijing where she is completing a second master’s degree in China Studies, with a specialisation in Politics and International Relations.

Anna has previous experience working in the Adapt Centre, a research centre based in Trinity College Dublin, and as an intern at the Taihe Institute, a policy think-tank based in Beijing.

  • ECIPE Policy Briefs

    China’s Public Procurement Protectionism and Europe’s Response: The Case of Medical Technology

    By: Fredrik Erixon Anna Guildea Oscar Guinea Philipp Lamprecht 

    This paper concerns China’s market for medical technologies and how the Chinese state is assisting its own companies to gain greater sales at the expense of producers from Europe and other advanced manufacturing economies. The medical technology sector captures a variety of products, services and solutions which are essential to the provision of healthcare to citizens. Examples range from fairly simple technologies such as sticking platers, to complex ones, such...

  • New Globalization

    Services Trade Needs to be Taken as Seriously as Goods Trade

    By: Anna Guildea David Henig 

    Services constitute at least a quarter of total trade. Between 2009 and 2019 global services trade increased by nearly 50%, compared to 18% for goods trade. Yet it is rarely taken as seriously as goods in global trade policy discourse. This is a problem when making the case for...

  • New Globalization

    Free Trade Agreements Have Limited Impact (Because Manufactured Goods are a Perfect Market)

    By: David Henig Anna Guildea 

    Free Trade Agreements between two or more countries or parties have been the centrepiece of international trade policy since the formation of the World Trade Organisation 25 years ago. Since 1995, no major round of multilateral trade liberalisation has been concluded, but there has been a sharp rise in the number of bilateral trade agreements. While some of these agreements have real consequences for trade in services and some administrative rules for trade, most...

  • New Globalization

    No, China Does Not Make Everything!

    By: David Henig Anna Guildea 

    China is now the world’s leading manufacturer, with goods exports rising from $63 billion in 1990 to $2.5 trillion in 2018. The popular assumption is that everything is now made in China, and that falling manufacturing employment in the EU and US is due to this. The assumption is wrong. China is the world’s largest goods exporter, but other countries have also experienced increases. One reason is that China is also the world’s second largest importer of...

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