Peter Draper

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Areas of Expertise

  • SACU
  • SADC
  • South Africa's bilateral ties with key trading partners
  • Southern African regional economic integration
  • Trade policy and trade negotiations
  • World Trade Organisation

Peter Draper is a Senior Fellow of ECIPE and Research Fellow and Head of the Development Through Trade programme at the South African Institute of International Affairs. His areas of expertise are trade policy and trade negotiations, with particular reference to the World Trade Organisation, the Southern African region and South Africa's bilateral ties with key trading partners.

Peter Draper has published numerous reports and book chapters on trade issues; many articles in domestic and international newspapers, and is frequently interviewed on trade policy matters. He has edited a number of books and monographs. He has coordinated a range of projects for various donor agencies including: USAID; DFID; JETRO; The German Development Institute; the Friederich Ebert Stiftung; and the Finnish Institute of International Affairs.

He is a member of Business Unity South Africas trade committee; lectures International Business at Wits Business School; and is a Research Associate of the Department of Political Science at the University of Pretoria. He is also a member of ECIPEs Advisory Board.

Previously Peter Draper headed, respectively: The Department of Economics at the University of Durban-Westville; the Asia and Mercosur desks at the Department of Trade and Industry; and Economic Analysis and Research in the DTIs International Trade and Economic Development Division.

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