Trade and investment policies; global governance; global value chains; lobbying; European Union


Arlo Poletti has been Associate Professor of international Political Economy at the Department of Sociology and Social Research of the University of Trento since 2016. He currently coordinates the BA in International Studies and is a member of the Board of the Doctorate of Research in International Studies of the School of International Studies of the University of Trento. He also acts as an expert evaluator for various national and international research funding bodies. He obtained a PhD from the University of Bologna, was a post‐doctoral researcher at the University of Antwerp (2009-2013), and held positions as an Assistant professor at the LUISS Guido Carli (2013-2016) and the University of Bologna (2016). His research so far focused on the political‐economy of globalization, with particular emphasis on the politics of trade and investment, transnational advocacy at the global and EU-levels, international regulatory cooperation. More recently, he expanded his research agenda to include analyses of how globalization-induced economic distress affects individual-level preferences and political behavior. His work has been published in journals such International Organization, Regulation & Governance, Journal of Common Market Studies, Journal of European Public Policy, Review of International Studies, European Political Science Review and Review of international Organizations. More information is available at his personal university


Within the project Arlo Poletti will be involved in Work Packages 1 and 3, focusing on 1) how three EU Member States – France, Germany and Italy – worked forward from their national IFDI legislations to the establishment of the EU investment screening regime (with a particular focus on Italy); and on 2) investors and other societal stakeholders formed and articulated their preferences within these three political systems.