Mr Nicholas Frank

Mr Nicholas Frank

Position: Associate Lecturer
School and/or Centres: School of Politics & International Relations


Nicholas Frank is an Associate Lecturer in the School of Politics and International Relations and a PhD candidate in the School of Regulation and Global Governance at the Australian National University (ANU). He specializes in the political economy and governance of trade and investment with a focus on the Indo-Pacific. Nicholas employs formal theory, econometrics, inferential network approaches, and text-as-data techniques in his research.

Prior to undertaking his position at the ANU, Nicholas worked at the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) on topics including WTO accessions, service sector regulation and development, global value chain integration and upgrading, and e-commerce and disruptive technologies. He has been a consultant to the International Trade Centre (ITC) on a variety of trade and development issues including trade and gender. Nicholas has presented his research at conferences and high-level policy dialogues across Europe, Africa, Southeast Asia, and Oceania.

Nicholas holds a Master of Science (International Political Economy) from the London School of Economics, and an Honours degree (International Relations) and Bachelor of Commerce (Politics, Philosophy, and Economics) from the University of Cape Town.

Research interests include: the political economy of international trade and investment, international development, geo-economics, network analysis, and complex system approaches.

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