Research and analysis

DIT areas of research interest

Department for International Trade's (DIT) list of trade and investment research priorities for academics and stakeholders who have expertise in these areas.



This document sets out the collective areas of research interest that are important to DIT for good policy and decision-making. They are in response to evolving priorities, developments and international trends.

It outlines DIT’s interest in existing evidence and best practice as well as highlighting areas in which we encourage new research.

The document is intended to stimulate discussion and further engagement with researchers in academia and industry.

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Previous versions

See DIT areas of research 2017 to 2018 in the National Archives.

Published 8 September 2020