Simon J Evenett

Professor, University of St. Gallen, Co-Director, CEPR Programme, International Trade and Regional Economics

Simon J Evenett is Professor of International Trade and Economic Development at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland, and Co-Director of the CEPR Programme in International Trade and Regional Economics. Evenett taught previously at Oxford and Rutgers University, and served twice as a World Bank official. He was a non-resident Senior Fellow of the Brookings Institution in Washington. He is Member of the High Level Group on Globalisation established by the French Trade Minister Christine LaGarde, Member of the Warwick Commission on the Future of the Multilateral Trading System After Doha, and was Member of the the Zedillo Committee on the Global Trade and Financial Architecture. In addition to his research into the determinants of international commercial flows, he is particularly interested in the relationships between international trade policy, national competition law and policy, and economic development. He obtained his Ph.D. in Economics from Yale University.

Opinion

26 November 2018
The leaders of the G20 will meet on 30 November and 1 December in Buenos Aires for their annual summit. They need to acknowledge that the last two years have been characterised by strong headwinds for the world economy . This time, however, it is not a mixture of poor macroeconomic policies and bad...
7 October 2015
On Monday, to much fanfare, the United States , Japan , Canada , Australia , and 8 other nations on both sides of the Pacific concluded a “mega” free trade agreement, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). On some measures this trade deal is the largest ever outside of the World Trade Organization (...

Bridges news

4 September 2008
L'échec du Cycle de Doha, fin juillet, rend peu plausible la conclusion d'un accord d'ici encore un à deux ans. Cet article suggère que ceci offre aux puissances commerciales mondiales l'opportunité d'identifier les moyens d'adapter l'OMC aux besoins du 21ème siècle. Ces discussions seraient certes...
4 September 2008
The breakdown of the Doha Round at the end of July makes a deal implausible for another year or two. This article argues that this is an opportunity for world trade powers to identify ways to adapt the WTO to the needs of the 21st century. Although difficult, the outcome of such talks could hardly...