Areas of Expertise

  • Global trade policy
  • Globalization and the world economy
  • G7/G20
  • International economic organizations (WTO, IMF)
  • Transatlantic economic relations
  • European foreign trade policy

Short Bio

Claudia Schmucker is head of DGAP’s Center for Geopolitics, Geoeconomics, and Technology. Prior to that, she had headed DGAP’s Globalization and World Economy Program since 2002. She has published extensively on European and transatlantic trade policy, the World Trade Organization (WTO), and the Doha Round as well as on the role of informal global forums such as the G7 and G20.

Schmucker studied at Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms Universität in Bonn, at Elmira College in New York State, and at Yale University. She holds an MA in North American studies and a PhD in economics from the Freie Universität Berlin.


German, English


[Last updated: January 2023]

Dr. Claudia Schmucker


In the media


The EU’s New Anti-Coercion Instrument Will Be a Success if It Isn’t Used

For the first time, the EU has made a nexus between trade policy, which is the European Commission’s domain, and security policy, which still largely rests with the member states. Its Anti-Coercion Instrument is a deterrence tool.

Dr. Kim B. Olsen
Dr. Claudia Schmucker
Quarterly Concerns
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Toward a Sustainable Global Economy

The Potential and Limits of a Climate Club and other Plurilateral Initiatives
Dr. Claudia Schmucker
Dr. Stormy-Annika Mildner
External Publications