Nicolas’s research focuses on the political economy of international trade. He is particularly interested how the rise of new powers affects the structure and functioning of the global trading system. In his PhD thesis, he examines the role of political and economic factors, both domestic and international, in the conclusion of India’s preferential trade agreements.
Nicolas holds an MPhil in International Relations from the University of Cambridge and is a graduate research assistant at the Centre for Rising Powers. He studied politics, economics, and law for his undergraduate degree at the University of Münster, Germany, and McGill University, Canada. Prior to coming to Cambridge, he worked at the European Commission in Brussels, at the German Bundestag in Berlin, and at GIZ in Malawi.