The Groupe d’Economie Mondiale à Sciences
Po (GEM) was established in 1998 as an independent
research centre based at the Fondation Nationale
des Sciences Politiques. Its initial focus was
on analysing the increasingly complex implications
of trade liberalisation and related domestic policy.
In the context of growing trade in services and
its impact on domestic regulation, GEM is also
rapidly expanding its work on regulatory reforms.
At the enf of 2004, an initiative was launched with the AEI-Brookings
Joint Center for Regulatory Studies to develop
an independent source of regulatory analysis and
policy advice in Europe and to develop a research
agenda to address emerging regulatory issues of
importance at the national, European, trans-Atlantic
and international levels. The partnership came to an end in 2008 when the AEI-Brookings joint initiative ended and the Center for Regulatory Studies passed to AEI only). Then GEM continued working on these issues with other institutions and in particular the German Marshall Fund of the United States.
The Fondation Nationale des Sciences Politiques
(FNSP), more commonly referred to as Sciences
Po, was founded in 1872 and is the leading centre
in France for the study of political economy and
international relations. It is home to several
research and policy centres and has increasingly
close links to other leading academic institutions,
especially Columbia University, Keio University, Seoul National University (GSIS), etc.
information please refer to the Sciences
Po home page.