Find out more about the GPI'S research and consultancy services

Our Research & Consultancy

GPI is engaged in applied and policy research. We welcome research requests of an interdisciplinary nature that seek new insights into topics related to GPI programmes and concerns. GPI also offers a range of consultancy services for public and private sector organisations. These are based on our research resources and experience, and can be provided, if necessary, working with other organisations or individuals. Services include, but are not confined to:

  • Research focussed on specific problems.
  • Issues briefing papers.
  • Running or participating in workshops.
  • Strategic option studies.
  • Issues coaching for senior management.


GPI International Trade Consulting
headed by Bob Savic, Senior Research Fellow, GPI

Bob Savic has experience in the following areas for multinational and SME corporate clients based in the United Kingdom and European Union:
  • Onshoring and reshoring analysis of international supply chains including for the machinery, electrical equipment, transportation, energy and semiconductor and internet-related sectors;
  • Assessment of trade legislation and industrial zone enterprise laws of various countries in Southeast Asia and the Pacific as alternative centres of distribution and production to China;
  • EU Global Gateway support for reshoring into the investment regimes and customs unions of North and Sub-Saharan Africa, the Gulf Cooperation Council and the broader Middle East;
  • Reshoring analysis for manufacturing enterprises into neighbouring European Union and non-EU Eastern European jurisdictions, including the Western Balkans and former CIS states constituting the Ukraine, Georgia, Moldova and others;
  • Support in the practical implementation of the UK-EU trade and cooperation agreement including on easements, issues governing rules of origin, replacement of EU trade agreements, subsidy control commitments, NI protocol, cross-border services arrangements and other matters;
  • Analysis of UK and EU trade agreements with third countries including digital trade partnerships and on the process and prospects of ongoing trade negotiations;
  • Assessments of UK and EU export control regimes for strategic items including for military and dual use goods;
  • Examining the main sources of international trade law including the World Trade Organisation, bilateral and multilateral free trade agreements, including in the Asia-Pacific, Africa, Middle East and Latin America, and various other forms of preferential trade agreements;
  • Support in the implementation of sanctions regimes, including EU and UK jurisdictional coverage of imposing, administering and enforcing sanctions such as trade, financial, transport and immigration sanctions;
  • National security and investment law assessments including statutory regimes for government scrutiny of and interaction in the prosecution of investments and acquisitions for purposes of safeguarding national security.”

GPI Research taps into an experienced team of researchers. Our team engages in new, upcoming research subjects, seeking to complete the research in months rather than years and moving to rapid publication and dissemination of findings, always with a clear view on the applicability and policy or business relevance of our ideas and output.

GPI research is currently engaged in a project on federal central banks, the latest wave of mergers and acquisitions, and the economic effects of Brexit, broken down into economic sectors.

GPI has a number of research partners and sponsors of research. We welcome new requests for tailored research from the business community, government departments, non-governmental organisations and international bodies as well as financial and advisory firms globally. We are also always interested in exploring new research partnerships with other academics, universities and institutes, public as well as private bodies and will advise and support viable proposals.

For further information please contact:

GPI Consultancy

Ms Bob Savic:

Mr Chris Luenen: