Professor of International Relations
School of Global Studies, University of Sussex
Honorary Professorial Fellow
Brooks World Poverty Institute (BWPI)

Areas of Expertise
Global Governance, International Organization, International Trade, The World Trade Organization, International Development, Poverty and Inequality, Small Island States

Rorden Wilkinson, international political economist, specializes in global governance, trade, development, poverty and inequality, structural change, ’emerging’ powers, least developed countries and small island states. He is Professor of International Political Economy in the School of Social Sciences at the University of Manchester and Research Director of the University’s flagship Brooks World Poverty Institute (BWPI). Joining the University of Manchester as a lecturer in 1997 Wilkinson became senior lecturer in 2002 and then Professor (2006). Prior to this he was assistant lecturer in the Department of Political Studies at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. Having held the posts of Visiting Associate Professor (Research), Watson Institute for International Studies, Brown University, USA (2003-2004); Florence I. Tucker Visiting Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, Wellesley College, USA (2002-4); and Visiting Scholar, Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, Department of International Relations, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia (1996). He was previously Research Director of the Brooks World Poverty Institute.

More information on Rorden Wilkinson can be found on his website

Recent Publications
Rorden Wilkinson, What’s Wrong with the WTO and How to Fix it (Polity, 2014).
Rorden Wilkinson, The WTO: Crisis and the Governance of Global Trade (Routledge, 2006).
Rorden Wilkinson, Multilateralism and the World Trade Organisation (Routledge, 2000).
Rorden Wilkinson, Global Institutions Series (Routledge) (Co-editor, with Thomas G. Weiss).


Updated July 2014