Dr. Ulrich Schoof is heading the Global Economic Dynamics (GED) team within the Bertelsmann Foundation As senior project manager Ulrich specializes on international trade and economic integration issues. Hs focus is on the effects of free trade agreements and initiatives such as the TTIP, TPP or the EU single market. Ulrich has a master’s degrees in European studies from the University of Osnabrück, Germany, and a further master’s in business administration from the École Supérieure de Commerce of Poitiers, France. He obtained a PhD through an academic program run by the German Research Foundation (DFG). Before joining the Bertelsmann Foundation Ulrich worked for the International Labour Organisation (ILO), the EU-Commission and the European Parliament.