Global trade integration at risk: current challenges and new perspectives

Welcome Ceremony of Prof. Marcos Ritel

1 June 2022

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Prof. Marcos Ritel, PhD

Assistant Professor for International Trade

Kühne Logistics University - KLU

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On Wednesday, 1st June 2022, Prof. Marcos Ritel will hold his inaugural. The lecture is open to the public. After the lecture there will be a buffet and drinks.

While attendance is free of charge, we only have limited seats available. Please register ahead of time via e-mail to with your full name and organisation. Please consider this carefully because we are booking a caterer for this event.

  • Registration mandatory by e-mail.
  • Reception after lecture.
  • Venue: Forum / Foyer.


In his inaugural lecture at KLU, Professor Ritel will present his research agenda, which addresses current challenges facing global trade integration. He will discuss how cutting-edge quantitative methods in economics can help to shed light on some of the most pressing issues of our time, such as "de-globalisation", the resilience of the world economy to global shocks, the potential of international trade in mitigating climate change and the role of developing countries in the world trading system.


Marcos Ritel is an Assistant Professor of International Trade at the Kühne Logistics University. He is also an affiliated researcher at the Kühne Center for Sustainable Globalization at the University of Zurich. He received his Ph.D. in Economics for the Sao Paulo School of Economics - FGV in Brazil. During his graduate studies, he visited the Department of Economics at the University of Zurich.

Prof. Ritel's specialization is in the field of international trade and trade policy. His research agenda focuses on the causes and consequences of globalization. For example, he uses quantitative methods that combine economic theory and data to understand what drives policy decisions during trade negotiations. He is also interested in the role of developing countries in the world trading system and how international trade can be a tool in mitigating climate change.

If you would like to be invited to further Inaugurals and other KLU events in the future, please register here.



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