Professor Liam CamplingAssociate Dean for Research; Professor of International Business and DevelopmentEmail: email@example.comRoom Number: Room 3.37, Francis Bancroft Building, Mile End CampusProfileTeachingResearchSupervisionPublic EngagementProfileRoles: Associate Dean for Research Member of the Department of Business and Society Biography: I am a political economist researching the theory, politics and industrial organisation of the business enterprise and global value chains; international trade policy, its negotiation and relationship to global production; and the political economy of development and environment change. I regard political economy as an interdisciplinary approach that allows me to contribute to debates in a range of fields. I co-authored Capitalism and the Sea (Verso, 2021), which won the IPEG 2022 Book Prize, and Free Trade Agreements and Global Labour Governance (Routledge, 2021), and co-edited Labour Regimes and Global Production (Agenda/ Colombia University Press, 2022) I have done commissioned research on a range of themes including trade policy and industry analysis for a variety of organisations, such as the Commonwealth Secretariat; European Commission; European Parliament; Food & Agricultural Organisation of the United Nations; International Transport Workers Federation; United Nations Conference on Trade and Development; and United Nations Research Institute for Social Development. I have also worked part-time for the Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) since 2007 as an advisor on the global tuna industry and international trade policy; and for Pacific Islands Forum at its Permanent Delegation in Geneva, with a focus on the World Trade Organisation. I joined Queen Mary University of London in 2009. I hold a PhD in Development Studies from SOAS, University of London, a MA(Econ) in Political Development (Distinction) and a BA(Hons) in Politics and Modern History (First), both from the University of Manchester.TeachingBUS268: Corporate Strategy and Environmental Change My teaching draws on the fields of economic geography, international political economy and international business. I teach across all levels, from first year undergraduate to masters’ modules and PhD training. My teaching is particularly focused on linking (and finding tensions among) theory, policy and practice, including state regulation, the strategies of big business, and tracing and explaining processes of change in the world economy. This is closely linked to my research and policy work on multinational enterprises, international trade, the political economy of industrial development, and environmental change. I have had a good track record of student and peer feedback on my teaching and learning practices. I carefully align content with modes of assessment, and unfold and interrogate theory and concepts using ‘authentic problems’ from on country and industry case studies. Collaborating with colleagues, I try to experiment with pedagogy to engage our diverse student body. My non-academic work with governments, international organisations, NGOs and trade unions feeds directly into my teaching practice which, I hope, bring to life and ground in place some of the more abstract or faceless issues, institutions and processes that I explore with students. Liam is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.ResearchResearch Interests:My research is often collaborative and can be divided into six distinct, but interconnected contributions. Global Value Chains and Natural Resource Industries I have advanced conceptually and empirically the understanding of the environment as a material dynamic shaping and shaped by corporations and inter-firm relations in the world economy (e.g. Campling 2012; Baglioni and Campling 2017; Campling and Selwyn 2018; Campling and Havice 2019). In connected research with Elizabeth Havice, we have shown how environmental governance is used by dominant firms as a business strategy, including in articulations with individual states and the international system (Havice and Campling 2013, 2017; Campling and Havice 2018). This work challenges firm-centrism in global value chain analysis and shows why ecology matters to the study of business dynamics. In Capitalism and the Sea with Alejandro Colás (Verso 2021), we trace the political economy, ecology and geopolitics of the sea, and show that the earth’s geographical separation into land and sea has significant, but under-studied, consequences for rethinking how capitalism works. We challenge land-based narratives of capitalist development and show how struggles over sovereignty, exploitation and appropriation in the capture and coding of maritime spaces and resources has shaped the modern world. The Political Economy of International Fisheries Trade and Resource Access This research on international fisheries trade and resource access rules and their commercial relations has shown that the negotiation and implementation of trade agreements shape profoundly the structure of global fisheries production (Campling 2015, 2016, 2017; Campling and Havice 2013, 2014; Curran et al. 2019; Andriamahefazafy et al. 2019). This work has ruptured siloed, technicist thinking in scholarship on fisheries, demonstrating the ways in which trade rules are the historical products of business strategies, and theorises the problem of property over mobile living resources. This academic work has laid a powerful basis for public engagement and is the foundation for Impact Case Studies submitted to REF2013 and REF2021. Law, the Corporation, Global Value Chains and Redistribution Combining my work on GVCs and international trade law, is an offshoot of theory-driven collaborative work examining the role of law and managerialism in the distribution of wealth in global production (IGLP Law and Global Production Working Group 2016; Baglioni et al. 2019; Campling 2019). In particular, work with Clair Quentin has shown that corporations make strategic use of the articulation of global value chains and global wealth chains to maximise post-tax profits, reproducing global inequalities between firms, countries, classes and genders (Quentin and Campling 2018; Campling and Quentin 2021). EU Free Trade Agreements and Labour Standards Funded by a two-year ESRC grant (2015-17), I shifted the relational focus of my work from trade, the environment and natural resource industries, to trade, labour standards and automobile manufacturing. As Co-Investigator on an inter-disciplinary team of researchers from QMUL and the University of Warwick, I investigated the negotiation, implementation and effectiveness of the EU’s framework for labour provisions in its Free Trade Agreements. Our research identified significant limitations in the institutional structures established by the EU’s framework and in its operationalisation, where my focus was South Korea and its automotive production network (Barbu et al. 2018; Campling et al. 2016; Campling et al. 2019; Harrison et al. 2018a and 2018b; Smith et al. 2018). This research won the Journal of Common Market Studies joint best article prize in 2019 and was published in Free Trade Agreements and Global Labour Governance: The European Union’s Trade-Labour Linkage in a Value Chain World (Routledge, 2021). Labour Regimes and Global Production I have worked collaboratively with two groups of researchers on the development of ‘labour regime analysis’. The concept of a labour regime acts as a bridge between distinct sub-disciplines that study labour, work and employment and those that study firms and globalised production. And it allows for the scalar analysis of the multiple dimensions of social relations, governance and regulation that stabilise and contest the production process in particular places. The first set of work developed out of the research on EU FTAs and labour standards and involves the conceptualisation of labour regimes as consisting of nested scales of relations, articulating global value chains, national political economies and workplaces . (Smith et al. 2018; Campling et al. 2019). The second group emerged from a long-standing collaboration with the Historical Materialism and World Development Research Seminar (HMWDRS) and builds on prior work on class-relational analysis in a book edited with Jonathan Pattenden, Satoshi Miyamura and Ben Selwyn The Class Dynamics of Development (Routledge, 2017). This collective work resulted in a collection of original essays Labour Regimes and Global Production (Agenda/ Columbia University Press, 2022) that I am edited with Elena Baglioni, Neil Coe and Adrian Smith. Interdisciplinary Study of the Global Ocean and Environmental Change I engage in cross-disciplinary work with oceanographers, fisheries and climate change scientists, economists and legal scholars, including on the impacts of climate change on small island developing states, the sustainable governance of oceanic ecosystems, and scenario building for projecting possible pathways in the social-ecological evolution of oceanic systems (Maury et al. 2013 and 2017; Guillotreau et al. 2012). Centre and Group Membership: Member of the Centre on Labour, Sustainability and Global Production (CLaSP) Publications (co-authorship is equal unless otherwise indicated) Books 2022 (co-edited with Elena Baglioni, Neil M. Coe and Adrian Smith), Labour Regimes and Global Production Newcastle and New York: Agenda/Colombia University Press Reviewed in Asian Labour Review, British Journal of Industrial Relations, Capital and Class, Organization 2021 (with Alejandro Colás), Capitalism and the Sea: The Maritime Factor in the Making of the Modern World, London and New York: Verso Reviewed in The AAG Review of Books, Antipode, Boston Review, The Jacobin, Journal of Agrarian Change, Journal of Peasant Studies, The Mariner’s Mirror, Marx & Philosophy Review of Books, Review of Agrarian Studies, Society and Space, Tribune, What’s Worth Reading; and a symposium in International Journal of Maritime History 2021 (Smith, A. Harrison, J., Campling, L., Richardson, B. and Barbu, M.), Free Trade Agreements and Global Labour Governance: The European Union’s Trade-Labour Linkage in a Value Chain World, Abingdon and New York: Routledge 2017 (co-edited with Jonathan Pattenden, Satoshi Miyamura and Ben Selwyn), The Class Dynamics of Development (Routledge, 2017). Journal articles 2023 (with Colás, A), ‘Maritime Labour Regimes in the Neoliberal Era’, Development. https://doi.org/10.1057/s41301-023-00369-0 2023 (Colás, A. and L. Campling), ‘Maritime Temporalities and Capitalist Development’, Geography Compass. https://doi.org/10.1111/gec3.12715 2023 (Jipa-Mușat, I., Prevezer, M. and Campling, L.). ‘Elite agency in the growth of offshore business services in Romania’, Environment and Planning A: Economy and Space, https://doi.org/10.1177/0308518X231181126 2021 (Bair, J. Mahutga, M., Werner, M. and Campling, L.), ‘Capitalist Crisis in the “Age of Global Value Chains”’, Environment and Planning A: Economy and Space, https://doi.org/10.1177/0308518X211006718 2021 (with Elena Baglioni and Gerard Hanlon), ‘Beyond Rentiership: Standardisation, Intangibles and Value Capture in Global Production’, Environment and Planning A: Economy and Space, https://doi.org/10.1177/0308518X21997835 2021 (Havice, Elizabeth, Lisa M. Campbell, Liam Campling, Martin D. Smith) ‘Commentary: Making sense of firms for ocean governance’, One Earth, 4(5): 602 – 604. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.oneear.2021.04.022 2021 (Campling, L., Harrison, J., Richardson, B., Smith, A. and Barbu, M.), ‘South Korea’s Automotive Labour Regime, Hyundai Motors’ Global Production Network and Trade-based Integration with the European Union’, British Journal of Industrial Relations, 59(1): 139-166 https://doi.org/10.1111/bjir.12506 2020 (with Elena Baglioni and Gerard Hanlon), ‘Global value chains as entrepreneurial capture: insights from management theory’, Review of International Political Economy, 27(4): 903-925 https://doi.org/10.1080/09692290.2019.1657479 2019, ‘Competitive accumulation, the geographical transfer of value, and global environmental change’, Review of Social Economy, 78(2): 139-145: https://doi.org/10.1080/00346764.2019.1644664 2019 (Louise Curran, Khalid Nadvi and Liam Campling), ‘The Influence of Tariff Regimes on Global Production Networks’, Journal of Economic Geography 19(4): 873–895.https://doi.org/10.1093/jeg/lby059 2019 (Mialy Andriamahefazafy, Christian. A. Kull and Liam Campling), ‘Connected by sea, disconnected by tuna? Challenges to regionalism in the Southwest Indian Ocean’, Journal of the Indian Ocean Region, 15(1): 58-77 https://doi.org/10.1080/19480881.2018.1561240 2019 (Harrison, J., Barbu, M., Campling, L., Richardson, B. and Smith, A.) ‘Governing labour standards through free trade agreements: limits of the European Union’s Trade and Sustainable Development chapters’, Journal of Common Market Studies, 57(2): 260-277 https://doi.org/10.1111/jcms.12715 2018 (with Elizabeth Havice), ‘The Global Environmental Politics and Political Economy of Seafood Systems’, Global Environmental Politics, 18(2), 72-92. https://doi.org/10.1162/glep_a_00453 2018 (with Alex Colas), ‘Capitalism and the Sea: Sovereignty, Territory and Appropriation in the Global Ocean’, Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, 36(4): 776-794. https://doi.org/10.1177/0263775817737319 2018 (Harrison J, Barbu M, Campling L, Ebert FC, Martens D, Marx, A, Orbie, J, Richardson B, Smith A), ‘Labour Standards Provisions in EU Free Trade Agreements: Reflections on the European Commission’s Reform Agenda’, World Trade Review. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1474745618000204 2018 (Barbu, M., Campling, L., Smith, A., Harrison, J. Richardson, B.) ‘The Trade-Labour Nexus: Global Value Chains and Labour Provisions in European Union Free Trade Agreements’, Global Labour Journal, 9(3): 258-280. https://doi.org/10.15173/glj.v9i3.3354 2018 (Smith, A., Barbu, M., Campling, L., Harrison, J. and Richardson, B.) ‘Labour regimes, global production networks and European Union trade policy: international labour standards and export production in the Moldovan clothing industry’, Economic Geography, 94(5): 550-574. https://doi.org/10.1080/00130095.2018.1434410 2018 (with David Quentin), ‘Global Inequality Chains: Integrating mechanisms of value distribution into analyses of global production’, Global Networks, 18 (1): 33–56. https://doi.org/10.1111/glob.12172 2017 (with Elena Baglioni), ‘Natural resource industries as global value chains: Frontiers, fetishism, labour and the state’, Environment and Planning A, 49(11): 2437–2456. https://doi.org/10.1177/0308518X17728517 2017 (third author with O. Maury, L. Campling, H. Arrizabalaga, O. Aumonte, L. Bopp, G. Merino, D. Squires, W. Cheung, M. Goujon, C. Guivarch, S. Lefort, F. Marsac, P. Monteagudo, R. Murtugudde, H. Österblom, J.F. Pulvenis, Y. Ye, B.J. van Ruijven), ‘From shared socio-economic pathways (SSPs) to oceanic system pathways (OSPs): Building policy-relevant scenarios for global oceanic ecosystems and fisheries’, Global Environmental Change, 45: 203-216. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2017.06.007 2017 (with Elizabeth Havice), ‘Where chain and environmental governance meet: Inter-firm strategies in the canned tuna global value chain’, Economic Geography, 93:3, 292-313. https://doi.org/10.1080/00130095.2017.1292848 2017, ‘Stratégies d’accumulation impérialiste de la pêche européenne du thon’, Alternatives Sud (journal of CETRI – Centre Tricontinental), 24(1): 133-157. https://www.cetri.be/Strategies-d-accumulation?lang=fr 2016 'Trade politics and the global production of canned tuna', Marine Policy, 69 (July): 220-228. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpol.2016.02.006 2016 IGLP Law and Global Production Working Group (), 'Recognising the Constitutive Role of Law in Global Value Chains: A Research Manifesto', London Review of International Law, 4 (1): 57-79. https://doi.org/10.1093/lril/lrw003 2016 (with Satoshi Miyamura, Jonathan Pattenden and Benjamin Selwyn), ‘Class dynamics of development: a methodological note’, Third World Quarterly, 37(10): 1745-1767. https://doi.org/10.1080/01436597.2016.1200440 2016 (with Jens Lerche) (), ‘Introduction to the Special Issue The Political Economy of Agrarian Change: Essays in Appreciation of Henry Bernstein’, Journal of Agrarian Change, 16(3): 365–369. https://doi.org/10.1111/joac.12180 2016. Béné, C., R. Arthur, H. Norbury, E.H. Allison, M. Beveridge, S. Bush, L. Campling, W. Leschen, D. Little, D. Squires, S.H. Thilsted, M. Troelli and M. Williams. ‘Contribution of Fisheries and Aquaculture to Food Security and Poverty Reduction: Assessing the Current Evidence’, World Development, 79: 177–196. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.worlddev.2015.11.007 2016 (with James Harrison, Ben Richardson and Adrian Smith), ‘Can labour provisions work beyond the border? Evaluating the effects of EU free trade agreements’, International Labour Review, 155(3): 357-382. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1564-913X.2015.00037.x 2014 (with Elizabeth Havice), ‘The problem of property in industrial fisheries’, Journal of Peasant Studies, 41(5): 707-727. https://doi.org/10.1080/03066150.2014.894909 2014. Abbott, Joshua, James L. Anderson, Liam Campling, Røgnvaldur Hannesson, Elizabeth Havice, M. Susan Lozier, Martin D. Smith, Michael J. Wilberg , ‘Steering the Global Partnership for Oceans’, Marine Resource Economics, 29(1): 1-16. https://doi.org/10.1086/676290 2013 (with Elizabeth Havice), ‘Articulating upgrading: Island developing states and canned tuna production’, Environment and Planning A, 45 (11): 2610 – 2627. https://doi.org/10.1068/a45697 2013. Maury, O., K. Miller, L. Campling H. Arrizabalaga, O. Aumont, Ö. Bodin, P. Guillotreau, A. J. Hobday, F. Marsac, Z. Suzuki and R. Murtuggude, ‘A global science-policy partnership for progress towards sustainability of oceanic ecosystems and fisheries’, Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, 5 (3-4): 314–319. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cosust.2013.05.008 2013 (with Elizabeth Havice), ‘Mainstreaming environment and development at the WTO? Fisheries subsidies, the politics of rule-making and the elusive “triple win”’, Environment and Planning A, 45(4): 835 – 852. https://doi.org/10.1068/a45138 2013. ‘Debating modes of production and forms of exploitation: Introduction to symposium on Jairus Banaji’s Theory as History’, Historical Materialism, 21(4): 1-8. https://doi.org/10.1163/1569206X-12341330 2012. (with Patrice Guillotreau and Jan Robinson), ‘Vulnerability of small island fishery economies to climate and institutional changes’, Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, 4(3): 287-291. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cosust.2012.06.003 2012. ‘The Tuna ‘Commodity Frontier’: Business Strategies and Environment in the Industrial Tuna Fisheries of the Western Indian Ocean’, Journal of Agrarian Change, 12(2-3): 252-278. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1471-0366.2011.00354.x 2012 (with Elizabeth Havice and Penny Howard), ‘The Political Economy and Ecology of Capture Fisheries: Market Dynamics, Resource Access and Relations of Exploitation and Resistance’, Journal of Agrarian Change, 12(2-3): 177-203. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1471-0366.2011.00356.x 2010 (with Elizabeth Havice), ‘Shifting Tides in the Western Central Pacific Ocean Tuna Fishery: The Political Economy of Regulation and Industry Responses’, Global Environmental Politics, 10(1): 89-114. https://doi.org/10.1162/glep.2010.10.1.89 2010 ‘Editorial introduction to the Symposium on Giovanni Arrighi’s Adam Smith in Beijing’, Historical Materialism, 18(1): 31–38. https://doi.org/10.1163/156920610X489135 2007 (with Elizabeth Havice), ‘Industrial Development in an Island Economy: US Trade Policy and Canned Tuna Production in American Samoa’, Island Studies Journal, 2(2): 209-228. https://doi.org/10.24043/isj.208 2007 (Stefano Ponte, Jesper Raakjær and Liam Campling), ‘Swimming Upstream: Market Access for African Fish Exports in the Context of WTO and EU Negotiations and Regulation’, Development Policy Review, 25(1): 113-138. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-7679.2007.00362.x 2006. ‘A Critical Political Economy of the Small Island Developing States Concept: South-South Cooperation for Island Citizens’, Journal of Developing Societies, 22(3): 235-285. https://doi.org/10.1177/0169796X06068031 2006. (with Henry Bernstein) ‘Commodity Studies and Commodity Fetishism II: “Profits with Principles?”’, Journal of Agrarian Change, 6(3): 414-447. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1471-0366.2006.00128.x (with Henry Bernstein) (2006) ‘Commodity Studies and Commodity Fetishism I: Trading Down’, Journal of Agrarian Change, 6(2): 239-264. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1471-0366.2006.00121.x 2006 (with Michel Rosalie), ‘Sustaining Social Development in a Small Island Developing State: the Case of Seychelles’, Sustainable Development, 14: 115-125. https://doi.org/10.1002/sd.298 2004, ‘Editorial Introduction to the Symposium on Marxism and African Realities’, Historical Materialism, 12(4): 51–66. https://doi.org/10.1163/1569206043505239 2004. (with Michel Rosalie), ‘Socio-economic Development in Seychelles: An Overview’, Seychelles Medical and Dental Journal, 7(1): 7–12. Republished in NeuroToxicology (2020) 81: 224-229. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuro.2020.09.009 Other publications Forthcoming (with Alejandro Colás), ‘Maritime Labour Regimes Between the Age of Steam and the Neoliberal Era’. Maritime Radicalism, eds. Matteo Aria et al. Milan: Prospero Editore [in Italian] 2023 (Selwyn, B., Campling, L., Mezzadri, A., Baglioni, E., Miyamura, S., and Pattenden, J.), ‘Exploitation And Global Value Chains’, in Handbook of the Global Political Economy of Labour, eds. M. Atzeni, U. Apitzsch, D. Azzellini, A. Mezzadri and P. Moore Edward Elgar 2022 (Campling, L., Smith A. and Barbu M.) ‘Labour Regimes and Trade-Based Integration’, Labour Regimes and Global Production, eds. Elena Baglioni, Liam Campling Neil M. Coe and Adrian Smith. Newcastle upon Tyne: Agenda 2022 (Baglioni, E., Campling, L., Mezzadri, A., Miyamura, S., Pattenden, J. and Selwyn, B.) (2022), ‘Exploitation and labour regimes: production, circulation, social reproduction, ecology’ Labour Regimes and Global Production, eds. Elena Baglioni, Liam Campling Neil M. Coe and Adrian Smith. Newcastle upon Tyne: Agenda 2022 (Baglioni, E., Campling, L., Coe, N.M. Coe and Smith, A.), ‘Introduction: Labour Regimes and Global Production’ and ‘Conclusion: mapping a research agenda’, Labour Regimes and Global Production, eds. E. Baglioni, L. Campling N. M. Coe and A. Smith. Newcastle upon Tyne: Agenda 2021 (with Elizabeth Havice), ‘Industrial capture fisheries and oceanic accumulation’, Handbook of Critical Agrarian Studies, eds. A. Haroon Akram-Lodhi, Kristina Dietz, Bettina Engels and Ben McKay, Edward Elgar 2021, (with Clair Quentin), ‘Global inequality chains: how global value chains and wealth chains (re)produce inequalities of wealth’, Rethinking Value Chains: Tackling the Challenges of Global Capitalism, eds. Florence Palpacuer and Alistair Smith, Bristol: Policy Press 2021, ‘The Corporation and Resource Geography’, in The Routledge Handbook of Critical Resource Geography, eds. Matthew Himley, Elizabeth Havice, and Gabriela Valdivia, London: Routledge 2019 (with Elena Baglioni), ‘The Political Economy of Natural Resources’, 2nd Edition of the International Encyclopedia of Human Geography, Elsevier. 2019 (with Elizabeth Havice), ‘Bringing the Environment into GVC Analysis: Antecedents and Advances’, Handbook on Global Value Chains, eds. Stefano Ponte, Gary Gereffi and Gale Raj-Reichert, Edward Elgar 2018 (with Ben Selwyn), ‘Value Chains and the World Economy: Theories, Critiques and Alternatives’, in Handbook of the International Political Economy of the Corporation, eds. Christian May and Andreas Nölke, Edward Elgar. 2018 (with Elizabeth Havice), Corporate Dynamics in the Shelf-stable Tuna Industry, Honiara: Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency. 2018 (third author with Victoria Allard and Jodie Keane) Global Value Chain Perspective: Adapting to Competitiveness Challenges Arising from LDC Graduation – Case study: Solomon Islands tuna fisheries, London: Commonwealth Secretariat 2017 (with Antony Lewis and Mike McCoy), The Tuna Longline Industry in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean and its Market Dynamics, Honiara: Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency. 2017 (with Elena Baglioni and Elizabeth Havice), ‘The nature of the firm in global value chains’, in The Corporation: A Critical, Multidisciplinary Handbook, eds. G. Baars and A. Spicer, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 2017 ‘The Global Value Chain in Canned Tuna, the International Trade Regime and Implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 14’, in Future Fragmentation Processes: Effectively Engaging with the Ascendancy of Global Value Chains, ed. Jodie Keane and Roland Baimbill-Johnson, London: Commonwealth Secretariat. 2016 (James Harrison, Mirela Barbu, Liam Campling, Ben Richardson and Adrian Smith), ‘Labour standards in EU free trade agreements: Working towards what end?’, GREAT Insights, 5(6) Brussels: European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM). (2016), ‘The Global Value Chain in Canned Tuna, the International Trade Regime and Implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 14’, International Trade Working Paper 2016/22, Commonwealth Secretariat, London. (with Elizabeth Havice) (forthcoming 2016), ‘Fisheries Subsidies in the World Trade Organisation and the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement’, in UNCTAD Trade and Environment Review 2016, Geneva: UNCTAD. (with Elizabeth Havice) (2015), ‘Fisheries Subsidies in the WTO: Brief for Pacific Islands Forum Countries’, Honiara: Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (2015), 'Assessing Alternative Markets: Pacific Islands Canned Tuna and Tuna Loins', Honiara: Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency. (2015) ‘Historicising trade preferences and development: The case of the ACP-EU canned tuna preference’, in Kate Ervine and Gavin Fridell (eds.) Beyond Free Trade: Alternative Approaches to Trade, Politics and Power, London: Palgrave. (2015), ‘Tariff Escalation and Preferences in International Fish Production and Trade’, E15 Expert Group on Oceans, Fisheries and the Trade System. Geneva: International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development and World Economic Forum. (2015) (with Jennifer Johns, Peter Buckley, Liam Campling, Gary Cook, Martin Hess, Rudolf Sinkovics), ‘Geography and History Matter’. In The Rise of Multinationals from Emerging Economies, eds. Palitha Konara, Yoo Jung Ha, Frank McDonlad, Yingqi Wei, 51-80. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. (with Amanda Hamilton and Antony Lewis) (2011) ‘Report on the implementation of the derogation to the standard rules of origin granted to the Pacific ACP States in the framework of the Interim Economic Partnership Agreement’, Brussels: Directorate-General for Trade, European Commission. (with Hansel Confiance and Marie-Therese Purvis), (2011) 'Social Policy in Seychelles', London: Commonwealth Secretariat and United Nations Research Institute on Social Development. (with Amanda Hamilton, Antony Lewis, Mike A. McCoy and Elizabeth Havice) (2011), 'Market and Industry Dynamics in the Global Tuna Supply Chain', Honiara: Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency. (2008) ‘Direct and Indirect Preference Erosion and the Competitiveness of the ACP Tuna Processing Sector’, in Veniana Qalo (eds.), Bilateralism and Development: Emerging Trade Patterns, London: Cameroon May. (2008) 'Fisheries Aspects of ACP-EU Interim Economic Partnership Agreements: Trade and Sustainable Development Implications', Geneva: International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development. (2008), ‘The Global Commodity Chain in Tuna, African Development and the Politics of International Trade Relations’, Claves de la Economía Mundial [in Spanish]. (2007 to date) FFA Fisheries Trade News, a bimonthly publication produced for the Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA). (with Martin Doherty) (2007), ‘Follow-up study on sanitary and phyto-sanitary (SPS) issues in canned tuna production in Mauritius/the Seychelles and Thailand’. Commissioned by COMESA/ the Regional Trade Facilitation Programme. (with Martin Doherty) (2007), ‘A comparative analysis of cost structure and sanitary and phyto-sanitary (SPS) issues in canned tuna production in Mauritius/the Seychelles and Thailand: Is there a level playing field?’ Commissioned by COMESA/ the Regional Trade Facilitation Programme. (with Elizabeth Havice and Vina Ram-Bidesi) (2007), Pacific Island Countries, the Global Tuna Industry and the International Trade Regime, Honiara: Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency. SupervisionCurrent Doctoral Students: 1st Supervisor Dara Leyden, (with Adrian Smith), ‘The struggle for social upgrading: A case study of electronics GVCs in Thailand’. ESRC +3 award, London Interdisciplinary Social Science Doctoral Training Partnership (LISS DTP) commenced October 2020. Co-supervisor Hyunjung Kim (with Elena Baglioni), ‘Rethinking Sovereign Territoriality in Hybrid Governance: Governing mobile labour in Korea and Taiwan’s distant water fisheries’, QMUL studentship commenced October 2020. Siddharth Chakravarty (with Elena Baglioni), ‘A comparative study of firm strategies in seafood commodity frontiers in India’. QMUL studentship commenced October 2021. Caterina Rossi (with Isadora Cruxen), ‘Diving into the Blue: Ocean Governance and Finance in Belize’. LISS DTP commenced October 2023 Maximilian Hofmann (with Elena Baglioni), ‘Translocal labour regimes: The case of Bangladeshi migrant workers in Jordan’s apparel export sector’. QMUL studentship commenced October 2023. Laura Maghețiu (with Shreya Sinha), ‘The Invisible Supply-Chains of Going Net Zero: Carbon Credits, Agroforestry and Land Concentration in Uruguay’. QMUL studentship commencing January 2024. 2nd Supervisor Hyunpyo Hong (with Paul Copeland), ‘The EU Trade Policy and Strategy towards Asian Economies: International Political Economy Approaches to Services and Investment’. Commenced October 2020. Rahul Maganti (with Ravi Ahuja, Alex Colás) ‘Labour, Law and Logistics in Bombay Port: Changing Employment Relations from 1945 to Present’. Centre for Modern Indian Studies, University of Gottingen. Completed PhD Students: Dr Zafer Ornek, ‘Studying ‘just transition’ and labour in the emergence of electronic vehicle production networks in Germany.’. Awarded 2023 Dr Jonathan Jones, ‘The political economy of a port logistics labour regime in England, 2000-2019’. (with the School of Geography QMUL and International Transport Workers’ Federation). ESRC 1+3 award commenced October 2014. Awarded 2021. Dr Clair Quentin, ‘A materialist political economy of international corporate tax reform’. Awarded 2020. Dr Ioana Jipa-Musat, ‘A Study of Institutional Change within the Romanian National Political Economy with a Focus on Elites, International Forces and Labour’. Awarded 2020 Dr Steffen Fischer, ‘Labour Regimes, Embeddedness and Commodity Chains: Liberia’s Iron Ore and Rubber Industries’. Awarded 2016. Dr Aidan Wong, ‘The Politics of Urban Waste Collection and Recycling Global Production Networks in Singapore and Malaysia’. Awarded 2014. Winner of the Best Dissertation award for 2014 of the American Association of Geography’s Economic Geography Speciality Group; winner of the 2014 PhD Prize of the Economic Geography Research Group, Royal Geographical Society. Public EngagementLiam's research on the global tuna industry, the international trade regime and developing countries, and his ongoing policy collaboration with development agencies, trade unions and NGOs (a combination of commissioned and pro-bono work), has contributed to several impacts. Three sets of impacts were highlighted in his REF2013 Impact Case Study (rated ‘Outstanding’) on International trade fisheries and development: (1) influencing trade policy, regulation and legislation to support developing countries, including at the WTO; (2) improving labour conditions in tuna processing facilities in Papua New Guinea; and, (3) influencing public debate and understanding of fisheries industry and policy. He has continued this work, which was submitted as a REF2021 Case Study, summarised in Who owns the fish? Global value chains in the fishing industry A second thread of work is on labour standards in EU FTAs. In an ESRC-funded project Working Beyond the Border: European Union Trade Agreements and International Labour Standards, Liam worked with colleagues at QMUL and Warwick to shape debate and policy regarding the European Union’s (EU’s) approach to Trade and Sustainable Development (TSD) in its Free Trade Agreements (FTAs). More recently, Liam has collaborated with Trade Justice Movement to advance strategic thinking on trade-climate policy, bridging academics and civil society in the lead up to COP21 with How trade can support climate action: a 2021 agenda for the UK, which was followed in 2022 by setting up a UK Climate and Trade Commission (UKCTC) and producing Towards a Fair and Strategic Trade and Climate Policy. Liam has undertaken external commissioned research for a number of organisations: Board of Investment of Mauritius; Common Market of Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA); Commonwealth Secretariat; Department for International Development; Directorate General for Trade of the European Commission; East African Community; European Parliament; International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD); Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations; International Transport Workers Federation; Marine Resources Assessment Group; Ministry of Environment & Natural Resources and Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Seychelles; Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA); Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat; Seychelles Fishing Authority; United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD); United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD); TradeMark Southern Africa.