Hosuk Lee-Makiyama is a Brussels-based economist, trade lawyer and foreign policy commentator. He has written on subjects primarily relating to international trade, digital economy, intellectual property, World Trade Organization and EU-Asia relations, especially with China, Japan and Korea.
Lee-Makiyama has publicly supported EU's attempt to conclude bilateral free trade agreements with large trading blocs, and with economies in Asia . He is also renowned as an authority on electronic commerce, and was the first author to question the legality of internet censorship under WTO rules, and so far the only scholar to have argued the case in a Chinese academic journal. Lee-Makiyama was nominated by the readers of The Guardian as 'one of the 20 most influential people in the open internet's history'. He has also proposed a new trade agreement, International Digital Economy Agreement (IDEA), to replace the WTO IT Agreement (proposed by the European Commission to the WTO members in 2012).
He is currently active as director of the European Centre for International Political Economy (ECIPE). In the past, he also served as a diplomat in the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and represented the EU in the WTO and the UN.
He regularly comments in European, US and Chinese media.
- "Areas of Expertise". ECIPE.org. Archived from the original on 2011-11-24.
- "Stepping into Asia's Growth Markets". ECIPE.
- "China's Facebook syndrome". Bloomberg.com.
- "环球法律评论 2012年第2期中文提要". 环球法律评论.
- "The open internet poll – who's had the most impact?". London: The Guardian. 2012-04-23.
- "Journal Aussenwirtschaft, 2011, Issue III, Swiss Institute for International Economics and Applied Economic Research". Swiss Institute for International Economics and Applied Economic Research, Univ. of St Gallen.