Simon J. Evenett is Professor of International Trade and Economic Development, Department of Economics, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland, and Director of the Swiss Institute for International Economics and Applied Economic Research (SIAW-HSG). In addition to his research into the determinants of international commercial flows, Dr Evenett is particularly interested in the relationships between international trade policy, national competition law and policy, and economic development.

He obtained his PhD in Economics from Yale University and a BA (Hons) from the University of Cambridge. Dr Evenett has been a (non-resident) Senior Fellow of the Economic Studies Programme in the Brookings Institution, Washington, DC. Previously, he has taught at Oxford University and Rutgers University as well as serving twice as a World Bank official.

Among his recent publications is the co-edited volume (with Bernard Hoekman), Economic Development and Multilateral Trade Cooperation (Palgrave Macmillan, 2005).

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