Dr Peter Holmes

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Dr Peter Holmes is a Director at InterAnalysis and Honorary Fellow of the UK Trade Policy Observatory at the University of Sussex where he taught from 1974 to 2020.

Peter has been a visiting teacher at the University of British Columbia (1979-80) and at the College of Europe (Bruges and Warsaw). He is a specialist in European Economic Integration and other global public policy issues, including the EU's relations with the WTO. Peter is interested in the relationship among the complex of policies on trade, competition, regulation, and technology; he has collaborated with lawyers and political scientists. He has given evidence on numerous occasions to parliamentary committees.

He has written reports for the European Commission and the World Bank. Recent work covers: trade and competition negotiations and dispute settlement at the WTO; technical and SPS rules and Mutual Recognition Agreements; the patentability of software; Brexit; Border Carbon Adjustments; Regionalism; UK-US Relations; UK-China relations.

He has been involved in training work for the government in the UK and also in South Asia, Africa and Central Europe. He is a director of InterAnalysis, a spinoff company of the University of Sussex which produces the TradeSift software for analysing trade data and trade policy, and he recently been involved in the creation of an online trade policy training package for the government of Pakistan. 

Dr Peter Holmes earned his BA and PhD in Economics at Cambridge University.