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


German, English


Phone: +49 30 25 42 31-126

Claudia Schmucker is heading DGAP's Program Geo-Economics. Before, she has been head of 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.

Claudia Schmucker



All at Sea

Trade relations would inevitably worsen further should Donald Trump win a second term. But even if Joe Biden wins, a transatlantic economic re-set cannot be taken for granted.