Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Oxford University Centre for Corporate Reputation
Saïd Business School
University of Oxford
Park End Street
Alessandro Guasti is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Oxford University Centre for Corporate Reputation, whose research interests lie at the intersection between international political economy and governance studies.
His work explores the relationship between trade, governance, and the protection of fundamental labour rights. His research asks questions such as: 'What is the effect of competition on labour standards?', 'What mechanism drives social upgrading in global value chains?', and 'What is the potential and what are the limitations of private regulation in improving social compliance?'. He uses a variety of approaches, including spatial econometrics, experimental and quasi-experimental methods, and qualitative interviews, to address these questions.
He is working with Matthew Amengual, Associate Professor in International Business at Saïd Business School, on a number of projects. These include a bottom-up assessment of what workers want in global value chains and a randomised control trial in garment factories in India aimed at improving working conditions for female workers.
Alessandro holds an LLM in International Law from the University of Milan and a Master of Science (MSc) in Global Politics from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), where he also completed his PhD in International Relations. Throughout his academic career, Alessandro has continued to engage with practitioner-oriented projects, translating his research skills into evidence-based policy recommendations.
- Journal article
- Climate Policy
Has global trade competition really led to a race to the bottom in labor standards?(opens in new window)
- Journal article
- International Studies Quarterly