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Hosuk Lee-Makiyama

Email: hosuk.lee-makiyama@ecipe.org

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Areas of Expertise: European Union EU Trade Agreements EU Single Market Trade Defence Healthcare Services Digital Economy WTO and Globalization Far-East North-America Russia & Eurasia South Asia & Oceania

Hosuk Lee-Makiyama

Hosuk Lee-Makiyama is the director of European Centre for International Political Economy (ECIPE) and a leading author on trade diplomacy, EU-Far East relations and the digital economy.

He is regularly consulted by governments and international organisations on a range of issues, from trade negotiations to economic reforms. He appears regularly in European, Chinese and US media, and is noted for his involvement in WTO and major free trade agreements. He was also named “One of the 20 most influential people for open internet” by the readers of the Guardian UK in 2012. He was the first author to argue for a WTO case on internet censorship in China.

Prior to joining ECIPE, he was an independent counsel on regulatory affairs, competition and communication, Senior Advisor at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, representative of Sweden and the EU member states towards the WTO and the UN, including WIPO and UNECE. Lee-Makiyama is also a Fellow at the department International Relations at the London School of Economics, and currently shares his time between LSE and ECIPE.

  • ECIPE Policy Briefs

    How Huawei Weathered the Storm: Resilience, Market Conditions or Failed Sanctions?

    By: Hosuk Lee-Makiyama Robin Baker 

    Huawei is exhibiting stoic resilience in the face of US sanctions, economic downturns, and the slow pace of 5G investments. There is a narrative that the company has been propped up by the Chinese government, but the key to Huawei’s resilience is multifaceted. Through pre-emptive stockpiling and ingenuity, the company has continued to fulfil its base station orders and defend its market shares abroad. Concurrently, Huawei has made an autonomous business decision...

  • ECIPE Occasional Papers

    German Industrial Competitiveness and the Metaverse

    By: Hosuk Lee-Makiyama Robin Baker 

    The metaverse is the next iteration of the internet as an immersive, 3D, virtual, shared world where activities can be carried out with the help of extended reality services. But it is much more than headsets and virtual games. The metaverse is increasingly conceptualised in tandem with other advanced technologies, including AI, IoT, automation, and blockchain. Combined, these Industrie 4.0 innovations will be at the centre of German productivity growth over the...

  • ECIPE Occasional Papers

    Wettbewerbsfähigkeit der deutschen Industrie und das Metaverse

    By: Hosuk Lee-Makiyama Robin Baker 

    Das Metaverse ist die nächste Stufe des Internets, das virtuelle 3D-Umgebungen schafft, in denen virtuelle Erlebnisse mithilfe von erweiterten Realität durchgeführt werden können. Es geht nicht nur um Headsets und virtuelle Spiele, sondern auch um die zunehmende Verbindung des Metaverses mit anderen fortschrittlichen Technologien wie Künstlicher Intelligenz (KI), dem Internet der Dinge (IoT), Automatisierung und Blockchain. Insgesamt werden diese Innovationen...

  • ECIPE Policy Briefs

    EU–ASEAN: Shared Objectives, Severed Trust

    By: Hosuk Lee-Makiyama Guest Author 

    Co-authored with Joses Wong, Secretary-General of ASEANCHAM EU After 45 years of diplomatic dialogue, EU-ASEAN relations continue to dawdle, lacking real ambition or political will from either side to invest more in the relationship. Even after a recent upgrade in the relationship to a strategic partnership (and continued pressure from the business communities on both sides to do more),the potentialof the EU-ASEAN relationship is still not well understood by...

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