Hopewell’s expertise lies in the areas of international political economy, globalization, trade, and development. Her research analyses the rise of new powers – such as China, India and Brazil – in the global economy and its governance. She is currently working on a project examining the impact of contemporary power shifts on the World Trade Organization (WTO). She also studies contestation over international economic policymaking and the efforts of non-state actors – ranging from business lobbies to social movements and activists – to shape global economic governance.
Shows that the disruption of export credit is undermining the competitiveness of key U.S. industrial sectors and encouraging the movement of advanced, high-value-added manufacturing overseas.