Jim Rollo

Associate Fellow, Global Economy and Finance Programme


Jim Rollo is an associate fellow for the Global Economy and Finance programme at Chatham House, Professor Emeritus at the University of Sussex and a research affiliate at the Centre for Analysis of Regional Integration at Sussex.

Previously he was Professor of European Economic Integration at the University of Sussex and Co-director of the Sussex European Institute from 1999 to 2011.

He was editor of the Journal of Common Market Studies from 2003 to 2010. Until December 1998, he was Chief Economic Adviser in the British Foreign Office, and from 1989 to 1993 he was Director of the International Economics research programme at Chatham House.

He has published widely on international economic issues, principally in the field of EU policy and trade policy. He is a frequent commentator on EU policy, the World Trade Organization and global economic issues in the British and global media.

He has been a consultant to the British government, mainly on trade policy capacity-building in developing countries, and to the Polish and Czech governments, the European Commission and the World Bank, as well as to NGOs and business.

Past experience

1999 - date Co-Director, Sussex European Institute; Professor, European Economic Integration, University of Sussex
2001 - 2003 Associate Director, Europe Programme, ESRC
1993 - 1998 Chief Economic Adviser, Foreign and Commonwealth Office
1989 - 1993 Director, International Economics Programme, Chatham House