Rachel Denae Thrasher
International trade, international law, Latin America, multilateral agreements, forests policy, global governance
Rachel Thrasher holds a JD in international law and a master’s degree in international relations, both from Boston University. She was admitted to practice law in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Ms. Thrasher works on policy issues related to economic relations between developing countries, regional trade agreements and bi-lateral investment treaties, multilateral environmental agreements, and global forests governance. Her publications include a Pardee Paper on “21st Century Trade Agreements: Implications for Long-Run Development” and a Pardee Center Issues in Brief titled “Preferential Trade Agreements: Free Trade at What Cost?“. She is the co-editor, alongside former Pardee Center Director Adil Najam, of a recent Pardee-sponsored book titled The Future of South-South Economic Relations. She continues to research areas of trade and investment agreements and their impact on development policy as part of the Global Economic Governance Initiative at Boston University.
Rachel Denae Thrasher, Fair Trade, in BERKSHIRE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF SUSTAINABILITY: THE BUSINESS OF SUSTAINABILITY (Chris Laszlo, et al. eds., 2010). (Additional article for the same entitled Free Trade)
Rachel Denae Thrasher, Fair Trade, in BERKSHIRE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF SUSTAINABILITY: THE LAW AND POLITICS OF SUSTAINABILITY (Chris Laszlo, et al. eds., 2010)
Rachel Denae Thrasher, Organization of American States, in BERKSHIRE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF SUSTAINABILITY: AMERICAS AND OCEANIA: ASSESSING SUSTAINABILITY (Chris Laszlo, et al. eds., 2012)
Adil Najam and Rachel Thrasher, eds., THE FUTURE OF SOUTH-SOUTH ECONOMIC RELATIONS (Zed Books, 2012).
Rachel D. Thrasher, “On Fairness and Freedom: The Impact of the Revised Government Procurement Agreement on Ethical Sourcing Initiatives.” GEGI Working Paper Series. (Global Economic Governance Initiative, 2014).
Rachel Denae Thrasher, “Government Procurement Agreement Should Permit Environmental and Social Linkages.” Policy Innovations (a publication of Carnegie Council), 2014. Available at http://www.policyinnovations.
Rachel Denae Thrasher, “Leaked TISA Financial Services Agreement: A glimpse into the future of services liberalization.” GEGI Exchange, Issue 3 (Pardee School of Global Studies, July 2014).