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Centre for European Research

Dr Liam Campling


School of Business Management


Dr Liam Campling teaches in the School of Business and Management, QMUL and is the Director of the Centre on Labour and Global Production. He works on the relationships among global production, international trade, the political economy of development and environmental change

Dr Liam Campling's full staff profile.


Research Interests:

  • EU-centred global value chains
  • EU trade policy
  • EU external sustainable development policies

Grants, contracts, awards and external publications

Liam is currently involved in an ESRC funded project on the role of labour standards in EU free trade agreements where he is focussing on the EU-Korea FTA and the production and trade of motor vehicles.


Campling, Liam, James Harrison, Ben Richardson and Adrian Smith) (2016), ‘Working Beyond the Border? A New Research Agenda for the Evaluation of Labour Standards in EU Trade Agreements’, International Labour Review, 155(3): 357-382.

(2016), 'Trade politics and the global production of canned tuna', Marine Policy, 69 (July): 220-228

(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

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