Dr. Mahmut Kobal

Affiliated researcher

Research group(s):
1. Economics of Knowledge and Innovation
4. Governance and institutions
5. Innovation and Entrepreneurship for Sustainability Transitions

Dr. Mahmut Kobal is an affiliated researcher at UNU-MERIT / Maastricht University. His research focuses on the European customs union and on international trade. Dr. Kobal works on institutional and organizational change, compliance, public and private administrative performance and on corresponding policy changes such as the SAFE Framework on Standards to Secure and Facilitate Global Trade by the World Customs Organization and the e-Customs initiative of the European Commission. 

Research on Customs and International Trade

- European Customs Union, EU/Turkey Customs Union, Union Customs Code, Authorized Economic Operator, Free Trade Agreements (e.g. TTIP, CETA, TPP)

- Institutional Change, Rule of Law, Public and Private Administrative Performance, Coordinated Border Management

- Technology and Innovation, Global Business Strategies and Customs e-Governance