Rachel Thrasher

RachelThrasher Policy Fellow







JD, Boston University
MA, International Relations, Boston University


Trade and Investment Agreements, Development Policy


Rachel Denae Thrasher – Trade and investment policy fellow. 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. Publications include 21st Century Trade Agreements: Implications for Long-Run Development and Preferential Trade Agreements: Free Trade at What Cost?  She is the co-editor of a recent book titled  The Future of South-South Economic Relations with Adil Najam. At GEGI she continues  to research areas of trade and investment agreements and their impact on development policy.