Philippe De Lombaerde

Associate Director

  • Philippe De Lombaerde
    UNU-CRIS Potterierei 72, 8000 Brugge, Belgium
    +32 50 47 11 04

    Research Interests

    • Globalization and regionalization indicators
    • International trade
    • Regional economic integration
    • Latin American and comparative regionalism


    PhD (RWTH)


    Visiting Lecturer at the University of Maastricht/UNU-MERIT
    Visiting Lecturer at the College of Europe
    Fellow at the West Africa Institute

    Biographical Statement

    Philippe De Lombaerde is Associate Director at the UNU Institute on Comparative Regional Integration Studies (UNU-CRIS) in Bruges since 2008. He is also a Visiting Lecturer at the University of Maastricht since 2013 and at the College of Europe since 2005. Before joining UNU-CRIS, he worked as an Associate Professor of International Economics at the Universidad Nacional de Colombia in Bogotá, as a Researcher and Lecturer at the University of Antwerp, and as a Researcher at the National Institute of Development Administration in Bangkok, among other appointments. He has been a Visiting Lecturer at the UN University for Peace (San José), the Universidad de Los Andes (Bogotá), and the Prague School of Economics. He has been involved in policy research and consultancy projects for the governments of Belgium, Flanders, France, Colombia and Thailand, the UN, ILO, OECD, EDB, European Commission and EUROSTAT. Dr. De Lombaerde studied economics, econometrics, and political science at the universities of Ghent, Brussels, Antwerp and Aachen.

    Recent books include: The Periphery of the Euro. Monetary and Exchange Rate Policy in CIS Countries (Ashgate, 2006) (with L. Vinhas de Souza); Assessment and Measurement of Regional Integration (Routledge, 2006); Multilateralism, Regionalism and Bilateralism in Trade and Investment. 2006 World Report on Regional Integration (Springer, 2007); De Benelux: Tijd voor een Wedergeboorte? (Intersentia, 2007) (with J. Wouters et al.); Governing Regional Integration for Development. Monitoring Experiences, Methods and Prospects (Ashgate, 2008) (with A. Estevadeordal and K. Suominen); Regionalisation and Global Governance: The Taming of Globalisation? (Routledge, 2008) (with A. Cooper and C. Hughes); Del regionalismo latinoamericano a la integración interregional (Siglo XXI, 2008) (with S. Kochi and J. Briceño); The EU and World Regionalism. The Makability of Regions in the 21st Century (Ashgate, 2010) (with M. Schulz); The Regional Integration Manual. Quantitative and Qualitative Methods (Routledge, 2011) (with R.G. Flôres, P.L. Iapadre and M. Schulz). Asymmetric Trade Negotiations (Ashgate, 2011) (with S. Bilal and D. Tussie); The United Nations and the Regions. Third World Report on Regional Integration (Springer, 2012) (with F. Baert and T. Felício); Regionalism (Sage, 2013, four volumes) (with F. Söderbaum).

    Recent articles have been published in: Review of International Studies, Journal of European Integration, Journal of Common Market Studies, South African Journal of Economics, Cuadernos de Economía, and Journal of Policy Modeling.

  • Peer-reviewed Journal Articles