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



The World Trade Crisis

Geopolitical and geoeconomic conflicts are mounting, and the EU is responding with renewed vigor in trade agreements. But it also urgently needs to move forward with World Trade Organization reform.

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Die Krise des Welthandels

Geopolitische und geoökonomische Krisen häufen sich, die EU reagiert mit neuem Elan bei Handelsabkommen. Sie muss aber auch dringend die WTO-Reform voranbringen.

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