Rachel Denae Thrasher

Research Fellow
racheldenae@gmail.com
617-358-4000


Expertise

International trade, international law, Latin America, multilateral agreements, forests policy, global governance


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Biography

Rachel Thrasher completed her master’s degree in international relations at Boston University in 2008. She received her JD in June of 2007, also from Boston University, and was admitted to practice law in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. While in graduate school, she focused her research on issues surrounding U.S.-style free trade agreements and their legal impact on Latin American countries. As a Graduate Fellow at the Pardee Center, she has examined policy issues related to regional trade agreements, multilateral environmental agreements, and global forests governance. Her recent Issue in Brief discusses the legal and financial implications of proliferating trade agreements and she is currently exploring the role of trade and economic relations between developing nations in promoting development.

Publications

Rachel D. Edsall, Note, *Indirect Expropriation under NAFTA and DR-CAFTA:
Potential Inconsistencies in the Treatment of State Public Welfare
Regulations*, 86 B.U. L. REV. 931 (2006).

Rachel D. Thrasher and Kevin Gallagher, *21st Century Trade Agreements:
Implications for Long-Run Development Policy*, Pardee Paper No. 2, The
Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future (Sept.
2008).

Miquel Muñoz, Rachel Thrasher and Adil Najam, *Measuring the Negotiation
Burden of Multilateral Environmental Agreements*, 9(4) GLOBAL ENV. POL. 1-13
(2009).

Rachel Denae Thrasher, *Preferential Trade Agreements: “Free” Trade at What
Cost?*, Issue in Brief No. 9, The Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study
of the Longer-Range Future (September 2009).

Rachel D. Thrasher and Kevin Gallagher, *21st Century Trade Agreement:
Implications for Development Sovereignty*, 38(1) DENVER J. OF INT’L LAW AND
POL. (forthcoming).