School of Economics and Public Policy
Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Economics
Simon Lacey is currently Senior Lecturer at the University of Adelaide’s Institute for International Trade. Prior to joining the Institute, Simon held the position of Vice-President Trade Facilitation and Market Access at Huawei Technologies in Shenzhen China, where he was responsible for monitoring, managing and mitigating the biggest trade and investment risks facing the company across a dozen of its most important markets internationally.
Before joining Huawei, Simon worked in over 30 countries providing training and advice in the areas of trade and investment policy to both sovereigns and the private sector. It was in this capacity that Simon spent four years advising the Indonesian Ministry of Trade on a broad range of issues in connection with the country’s membership of ASEAN, the WTO, as well as a number of preferential trade agreements and bilateral investment treaties.
His research and teaching interests encompass trade and investment in the innovation economy, trade and investment policies for development, and the impact of increased geopolitical tensions and disruptive new technologies on trade and investment policies.
Simon obtained his bachelor’s in laws (lic. Iur.) from the University of Fribourg in Switzerland (in German and French), and an LLM from the Georgetown University Law Center in Washington DC. He is currently completing a PhD at UNSW Law.
Date Position Institution name 2020 - ongoing Senior Lecturer University of Adelaide 2015 - 2019 Vice-president Trade Facilitation and Market Access Huawei Technologies
Language Competency Chinese (Mandarin) Can read, write, speak and understand spoken English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review French Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review German Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review Indonesian Can read, speak and understand spoken
Date Institution name Country Title 2015 - 2021 University of New South Wales Australia PhD 2011 - 2012 Georgetown University Law Center United States LL.M. 1992 - 1998 University of Fribourg Switzerland Lizentiate der Rechte (Bachelor's of Law)
Year Citation 2020 Lacey, S. B. C. (2020). Reality check: The lack of consensus on new trade rules to govern the digital economy. Journal of World Trade, 54(2), 199-218.
2017 Lacey, S. (2017). Trade Rules and the Digital Economy: A White Paper. 2012 Lacey, S. (2012). Multilateral Disciplines on Preferential Rules of Origin: How Far are We from Squaring the Circle?. Global Trade and Customs Journal, 7(11-12), 473-492.
Report for External Bodies
Year Citation 2020 Lacey, S. (2020). Negotiating Strategies for LDCs to Make the Most of Aid for Trade. 2020 Lacey, S. (2020). Enabling growth in the new economy: Industrial policy choices in a world of disruptive technological change. United Nations Economic and Social Commission on Asia and the Pacific UNESCAP. 2020 Lacey, S., Lee-Makiyama,, H., & Narayanan, B. (2020). The impact of data localisation on IoT. GSMA. 2020 Lacey, S. B. C., Draper, P., & McDonagh, N. (2020). Submission to the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade of the Australian Parliament: Inquiry into the Implications of COVID-19 Pandemic for Australia's Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade. Elsevier BV.
2014 Lacey, S., & Draper, P. (2014). Non-Tariff Measures, and the Post-Bali Agenda: Strategies for Small States and Vulnerable Economies.
Year Citation 2015 Lacey, S., Limenta, M., & Chandra, S. (2015). Aid for Trade in Lowering Trade Costs: Overcoming Infrastructure and Institutional Constraints in Indonesia. University Pelita Harapan Center for International Trade and Investment (CITI).
Year Citation 2020 Draper, P., McDonagh, N., & Lacey, S. B. C. (2020). Supply Chain Security and Australia in the Context of Resilience, Robustness and Diversification. Elsevier BV.
2014 Draper, P., Lacey, S., & Ramkolowan, Y. (2014). Mega-Regional Trade Agreements: Implications for ACP Countries.
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