Junior Policy Analyst
Andreas Oeschger is a junior policy analyst for the trade team in the Economic Law and Policy program at IISD. He specializes in the intersection of international trade and environmental and social sustainability.
Prior to his role as a junior policy analyst, Andreas worked with the trade team as a consultant and as an intern. He was also an academic associate for the Embassy of Switzerland in Washington, D.C., a regional co-head of the Swiss foreign policy think tank “foraus,” and a teaching assistant at the University of Zurich. During his studies, Andreas conducted two student consultancy projects: a capstone student research project for the secretariat of the World Trade Organization (WTO) on stakeholder dynamics on sustainability issues in preferential trade agreements (PTAs) and a TradeLab Economic Law Clinic project for the International Labour Organization’s Globalization Unit on how labour and environment provisions in PTAs can learn from each other. Currently, Andreas also acts as a research assistant to Professor Gabrielle Marceau, University of Geneva/WTO, and is contributing to a research project on labour provisions in PTAs.
Andreas holds a bachelor’s degree in history and political sciences from the University of Zurich, and a master’s degree in international affairs, specializing in international trade and finance, from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, Switzerland.
Andreas is based out of IISD’s office in Geneva, Switzerland and speaks German, English, and French fluently, with a working knowledge of Latin as well as a basic knowledge of Spanish.