Paul is founder and chief executive of International Economics Ltd, a trade and management consultancy company, that has advised in over 100 countries on export strategies, impact assessments, digital trade and e-commerce, trade negotiations, value chains and investment projects. Paul has over 25 years of experience as an economic adviser, primarily in the field of trade and investment in over 70 countries.
He has been a policy adviser to countries in the G7, G20, G33, and G90, and been lead economist or lead researcher to carry out economic studies for a range of clients, such as the DG Trade, UK, German and New Zealand Governments, Asian Development Bank, World Bank, WEF, Regional Secretariats and UN agencies. He is the founder of the World Bank-UNRC-IEC COVID research platform for the Indian Ocean.
He is a board member of UNESCAP’s Trade Negotiation Intelligence tool, Research Adviser to the largest trade and research network in Asia (ARTNET), an expert in the WEF/WTO Trade Tech and Digital Flows initiatives, and an economist in the UK’s All Party Parliamentary Committee on Trade.
He has authored a number of handbooks on trade negotiations, digital trade, and trade analysis. In addition to teaching at the College of Europe, Paul teaches a master’s course on the political economy of African regional integration at the University of Mauritius. He was a Visiting Professor in Economic Modelling, Game Theory and Negotiations at the University of Barcelona, Vietnam National University, Vietnam Foreign Trade University, FGV Sao Paulo, Belarus State University.
Paul completed an MSc (Econ) in Economics from the University of London (SOAS), an MSc in Financial Engineering from the University of Nantes (France) and completed Executive Programmes in Strategy at Harvard Business School, Computational Thinking at the University of California Berkeley, and in Systems Dynamics and Big Data Analytics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).