Simon Evenett


Simon Evenett is Professor of International Trade and Economic Development and MBA Director at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland. Prof. Evenett specialises in how governments tilt the commercial playing field in favour of local firms. At the start of the Global Financial Crisis he created the Global Trade Alert initiative, the leading independent monitor of protectionism and commercial policy choice based at the University of St Gallen. He also regularly engages with private sector practitioners, government officials and other thought leaders.

Prof. Evenett has taught at the Said 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, Evenett has served as a World Bank official twice, has been a Non-Resident Senior Fellow in the Economics Studies programme 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.

Evenett holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Yale University and a B.A. (Hons) in Economics from the University of Cambridge. He has written over 200 articles, book chapters, and volumes, and is regularly quoted in the international media.