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David Luke, Practice and strategic director at the London School of Economics Firoz Lalji Institute for Africa
David Luke is a professor in practice and strategic director at the London School of Economics Firoz Lalji Institute for Africa, where he oversees a new program on African trade. He is a former director of the African Trade Policy Centre at the UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), where he led the technical work on the protocols that make up the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement. His research interests include boosting intra-African trade; the AfCFTA initiative; Africa’s multilateral and bilateral trade relationships; and cross-cutting policy areas such as trade, industrialization and structural transformation; trade inclusion and gender; trade and public health; and trade and climate change.