Marianne Schneider-Petsinger

Senior Research Fellow, Global Economy and Finance Programme; Project Director, Global Trade Policy Forum


Marianne Schneider-Petsinger is a senior research fellow in the Global Economy and Finance Programme at Chatham House, responsible for analysis at the nexus of political and economic issues, and project lead for the Global Trade Policy Forum

She is also a non-resident fellow at the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (AICGS), which is affiliated with Johns Hopkins University and located in Washington, DC.

Before joining Chatham House in 2016 in the US and the Americas Programme, Marianne managed the Transatlantic Consumer Dialogue, an international membership body representing consumer organizations in the EU and the US.

She also worked for a think-tank on transatlantic affairs in the US, and for the Thuringian Ministry of Economic Affairs in Germany.

Marianne is a regular speaker and panellist at events and conferences, as well as a guest commentator on broadcast news. She has given oral evidence to a number of Select Committees of the British House of Commons.

Marianne holds a BA in international affairs and economics from the University of Maine. She completed her master’s degree, focusing on international trade and finance, at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University and the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

Past experience

2016-22 Senior Research Fellow, US and the Americas Programme, Chatham House
2014-16 Project Manager for the Transatlantic Consumer Dialogue, Consumers International
2012-14 Trade Policy Officer, Ministry of Economic Affairs in the German Free State of Thuringia
2011 Economist / Trade Policy Analyst Trainee, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
2008-10 Public Affairs Programme Coordinator, American Institute for Contemporary German Studies