Areas of Research Expertise:
- Multilateral economic diplomacy and governance, particularly the G20 and WTO
- Regional economic integration, with specific reference to Southern Africa
- South Africa's trade, investment, and industrial policies
Peter Draper is Senior Research Fellow in the Economic Diplomacy programme at the South African Institute of International Affairs.
His other domestic affiliations are: Adjunct Professor at Wits Business School; Senior Consultant to the India, Brazil, and South Africa think tank consortium at the Centre for Development and Enterprise; and Research Associate of the Department of Political Science at the University of Pretoria.
His current international affiliations include: board member of the Botswana Institute for Development Policy Analysis; non-resident senior fellow of the Brussels-based European Centre for International Political Economy; vice-chair of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Trade; and member of the brains trust of the Evian Group at IMD Lausanne.
He holds a Master of Commerce degree from the University of Natal (now University of KwaZulu-Natal).
English, Afrikaans, French (basic)
Draper, P. (2010) "Rethinking the (European) Foundations of African Regional Economic Integration", Development Centre Working Paper, 293 OECD: Paris.
Draper, P. (2010) "Whither the Multilateral Trading System? Implications for (South) Africa", Occasional Paper 64, SAIIA.
Draper, P. and Mbirimi, I. (2010) (eds) "Climate Change and Trade: The Challenges for Southern Africa." Johannesburg: Fanele.
Draper, P., Disenyana, T., and Biacuana, G. (2010) "Chinese Investment in African Network Industries: Case-studies from the DRC and Ghana", in Cheru, F. and Obi, C. (eds) The Rise of China and India in Africa: Challenges, Opportunities and Critical Interventions. London: Zed Books.
Draper, P., Disenyana, T. and Biacuana, G. (2010) ‘South Africa’ in Capling, A. and Low, P. (eds) Governments, Non-State Actors and Trade Policy-Making: Negotiating Preferentially or Multilaterally? Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Draper, P. and Dube, M. (2011) “The Doha Development Agenda and the WTO can Deliver on Africa’s Development Priorities”, presented at the Inaugural Global Poverty Summit, Johannesburg, South Africa, January 17th, 2011.
Email address: peter.draper[@]saiia.org.za