About Us

CTED is an independent research center affiliated with the Department of Geography at the University at Buffalo (SUNY). The Center supports research on trade and investment policies and patterns through the lens of social and environmental outcomes.

CTED’s directors are Drs. Abigail Cooke, Trina Hamilton, and Marion Werner. CTED’s network also includes affiliated faculty from UB’s Department of Geography, the Baldy Center for Law and Social Policy, and the Cross-Border Legal Studies Center. It is associated with the International Trade Program at UB, which offers BA and MA degrees.

More information about our mission and research is available here.

Latest News

We recently published an article --Trade governance at a crossroads: continuity and change in uncertain times --on the changing panorama of trade governance, especially given President Trump's trade agenda. The article, in the journal Competition & Change, is open access and available here. The journal volume also includes a special section that emerged from our 2016 Symposium on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the future of mega-regional trade agreements.