Prof. Marcos Ritel, PhD

Assistant Professor of International Trade

Prof. Marcos Ritel, PhD

Assistant Professor of International Trade

Marcos Ritel is an Assistant Professor of International Trade at the Kühne Logistics University since September 2020. He is also an affiliated researcher at the Kühne Center for Sustainable Globalization at the University of Zurich. He received his PhD in Economics from the Sao Paulo School of Economics - FGV in Brazil in 2020. During his graduate studies he visited the Department of Economics at the University of Zurich as an SNSF Excellence in Research Scholarship Holder. He was also a PhD intern at the headquarters of the World Trade Organization in Geneva, where he conducted policy-oriented research.

Prof. Ritel´s specialization is in the field of international trade and trade policy. His research agenda focuses on the causes and consequences of preferential trade agreements. 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. In this area, he investigated the effects of the Generalized System of Preferences - a widespread form of nonreciprocal tariff cuts which apply over exports from developing economies - and studied the implications of technical and sanitary barriers to trade in Latin America.



Academic Positions

Since 9/2020

Assistant Professor of International Trade, Kühne Logistics University, Hamburg, Germany
Since 2019

Affiliated Researcher, Kühne Center for Sustainable Globalization, University of Zurich, Switzerland

2015 - 2019

Research Assistant for Prof. Emanuel Ornelas, Sao Paulo School of Economics - FGV, Brazil

2016 - 2017

PhD intern, Economic Research and Statistics Division, World Trade Organization, Geneva, Switzerland

2014 - 2016

Research Assistant, Center for Global Trade and Investment - FGV, Sao Paulo, Brazil

2012 - 2013

Intern, Secretary of Planning and Regional Development, State of Sao Paulo, Brazil


 2016 -  2020

PhD in Economics, Sao Paulo School of Economics - FGV, Brazil

2018 - 2019

Visiting PhD student, University of Zurich, Switzerland

2013 Bachelor of Arts in Economics, Catholic University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
2011 Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Ritel, Marcos (2019): Macroeconomics Doctoral Seminar. University of Zurich, Switzerland, and Kühne Logistics University, Hamburg, Germany.
  • Ritel, Marcos (2018): European Trade Study Group, Warsaw, Poland, and Sao Paulo School of Economics, Brazil.
  • Ritel, Marcos (2015 and 2016): International REAP & SBE Meetings, Sao Paulo, Brazil; Annual LACEA Meetings, Medellin, Colombia; Sao Paulo School of Economics Lunch Seminar, Brazil.