Philippe De Lombaerde is Associate Director at the UNU Institute on Comparative Regional Integration Studies (UNU-CRIS) in Bruges since 2008. Previously he worked as Research Fellow at UNU-CRIS since 2002. He is also a Visiting Lecturer at the University of Bonn-ZEI since 2007 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 (1997-2004), as a Researcher and Lecturer at the University of Antwerp (1985-93 and 1999-2002) and as a Researcher at the National Institute of Development Administration in Bangkok (1993-94), 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, European Commission and EUROSTAT.
Recent books include: The Periphery of the Euro. Monetary and Exchange Rate Policy in CIS Countries (Ashgate, London, 2006) (ed. with L. Vinhas de Souza); Assessment and Measurement of Regional Integration (Routledge, London, 2006); Multilateralism, Regionalism and Bilateralism in Trade and Investment. 2006 World Report on Regional Integration (Springer, New York-Dordrecht, 2007); De Benelux: Tijd voor een Wedergeboorte? (Intersentia, Antwerp, 2007) (with: J. Wouters et al.).; Governing Regional Integration for Development. Monitoring Experiences, Methods and Prospects (Ashgate, Aldershot, 2008) (ed. with: A. Estevadeordal and K. Suominen); Regionalisation and Global Governance: The Taming of Globalisation? (Routledge, London, 2008) (ed. with A. Cooper and C. Hughes); Del regionalismo latinoamericano a la integración interregional (Siglo XXI, 2008) (with: S. Kochi and J. Briceño); and The EU and World Regionalism (Ashgate, London, 2009) (ed. with M. Schulz).