Simon J. Evenett is a professor of international trade and economic development at the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland. He also coordinates the Global Trade Alert, the independent initiative promoting transparency in the world trading system. Educated at Cambridge and Yale universities, he has taught at Oxford and has been a visiting professor at Johns Hopkins University and at the University of Michigan. Evenett has more than 200 publications and has held several fellowships at the Brookings Institution. He has also twice served as a World Bank official.