Simon Evenett is a Senior Research Affiliate at BASC and Professor of International Trade and Economic Development and MBA Director at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland. Simon specializes in how governments tilt the commercial playing field in favor of local firms. At the start of the global financial crisis, Simon created the Global Trade Alert initiative, the leading independent monitor of protectionism and commercial policy choice based at the University of St. Gallen. Simon regularly engages with private sector practitioners, government officials, and other thought leaders. He has taught at the Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford, the Ross School of Business, University of Michigan (where he was a Visiting Professor of Corporate Strategy three times), and Rutgers University. In addition, Prof. Evenett has served as a World Bank official twice, has been a Non-Resident Senior Fellow in the Economics Studies program of the Brookings Institution, and a member of the UK Competition Commission. Recently, he was the DLA Piper Distinguished Visiting Professor at the Carey School of Business, Johns Hopkins University. Simon holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Yale University and a B.A. (Hons) in Economics from the University of Cambridge. Simon has written over 200 articles, book chapters, and volumes. He is regularly quoted in international media.
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Content By Simon Evenett
The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership: Limits on Negotiating Behind the Border Barriers
Business and Politics, 2017
This special issue focuses on the difficulties of negotiating the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), with contributions by scholars from different perspectives.
Resisting Behind the Border Talks in TTIP: The Cases of GMOs and Data Privacy
Business and Politics, 2017
Despite initial intentions to better align transatlantic regulation and associated practices in the negotiation of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), this was not possible for rules concerning genetically modified organisms and data privacy.
The Politics of TTIP: Negotiating Behind the Border Barriers
Focus on Foreign Trade, 2016
While much of the economic gains from concluding TTIP are thought to come from regulatory convergence, serious difculties have arisen in advancing negotiations in a number of salient regulatory matters.
Must TTIP-induced regulatory convergence benefit others?
CEPR Press, 2015
Given the prominence of regulatory convergence in the TTIP negotiations, whether or not this conclusion is the correct one assumes greater importance, in particular for third parties.
An Open Door? TTIP and Accession by Third Countries
The TTIP in a Multipolar World, Farnham, UK: Ashgate Publishing, 2015
The first section of this chapter explores the relationship among different elements of trade agreements such as issue scope, the strength of agreements, the degree of liberalism in the accord and other relevant dimensions and characterizes TTIP using these yardsticks.
Do WTO rules preclude industrial policy? Evidence from the global economic crisis
Business and Politics, 2014
As we argue in this introductory essay, and as the studies in this Issue show, assertions of the WTO’s strength do not reflect the incomplete and contested nature of its accords and the imperatives of policymaking in an era when many governments simultaneously intervene in national economies.
A Fragmenting Global Economy: A Weakened WTO, Mega FTAs, and Murky Protectionism
Swiss Political Science Review, 2013
After detailing these trends, this article identifies and explains the underlying causes.
Industrial Policy Choice During the Crisis Era
Oxford Review of Economic Policy, 2012
Using an extensive database of non-macroeconomic state interventions implemented since the global economic crisis began, this paper provides quantitative evidence on the resort to selectivity by several major economic powers.
The Financial Crisis, ‘New’ Industrial Policy, and the Bite of Multilateral Trade Rules
Asian Economic Policy Review, 2010
The recent Great Recession has triggered substantial government intervention – not all of it macroeconomic.
Rebalancing Will Require Supply Side Policy Changes, but Pitfalls Abound
Rebalancing the Global Economy: A Primer for Policymaking, Center for European Policy Research,
Much of the debate over global imbalances has focussed on the demand side.
Have Long-Established Patterns of Protectionism Changed During this Crisis? A Sectoral Perspective
Broken Promises, 2008
During the current sharp global economic downturn much has been made of the scale of government policy responses, whether it be monetary policy (e.g. “quantitative easing”), fiscal policy (e.g. “stimulus packages”) or other forms of state intervention (including “bailouts”).