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Published online by Cambridge University Press:  14 September 2023

Henry Gao
Singapore Management University
Damian Raess
University of Bern
Ka Zeng
University of Arkansas
China and the WTO
A Twenty-Year Assessment
, pp. xii - xviii
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print publication year: 2023
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  • grant aldonas is an international lawyer and senior adviser with the Center for Strategic and International Studies. He previously served as U.S. Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade, Majority Chief of International Trade Council to the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance, Principal Managing Director of Split Rock International, Inc., an international trade and investment consultancy he founded, and Executive Director of the Institute of International Economic Law at the Georgetown University Law Center, where he taught as an Adjunct Professor of International Law.

  • axel berger is Deputy Director (interim) at the German Institute of Development and Sustainability (IDOS). He works on the design, effects, and diffusion patterns of international trade and investment agreements, with a focus on emerging markets and developing countries. His other areas of research include the effects of an international investment facilitation framework, the impact of free trade agreements on upgrading within global value chains, and the role of the G20 in global governance. He teaches international political economy at the University of Bonn and regularly advises developing countries, development agencies, and international organizations on trade and investment matters.

  • iryna bogdanova is a postdoctoral researcher and a recent Ph.D. graduate from the World Trade Institute, University of Bern. Her thesis, exploring the legality of unilateral economic sanctions under international law, was published as Unilateral Sanctions in International Law and the Enforcement of Human Rights (Brill, 2022). Previously, she was a legal trainee at the Appellate Body Secretariat of the World Trade Organization, worked as an international trade consultant at a leading European law firm in Brussels and as a legal and corporate affairs manager for a multinational corporation in Kyiv, Ukraine.

  • manjiao chi is a Full Professor at the University of International Business and Economics (UIBE) Law School, Beijing. His research focuses on international economic governance, dispute settlement and global cooperation. He is the author of numerous books and articles, founding editor of the Asian Yearbook of International Economic Law, a frequent speaker at international conferences, and a visiting professor at leading law schools around the world. He has also served as Deputy Chair, the Academic Forum on ISDS; Co-Chair, ASIL Asia Pacific Interest Group; and Standing Council Member, Chinese Society of International Law. He delivered a course at the Hague Academy of International Law in 2021. He holds BA, LL.M and PhD in Law degrees.

  • thomas cottier is a Professor emeritus of European and International Economic Law at the University of Bern, senior research fellow and former managing director of the World Trade Institute, and Adjunct Professor at the University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law. He was a Deputy Director-General of the Swiss Intellectual Property Office and legal advisor to the Swiss Department of Foreign Economic Affairs. He served on the Swiss negotiating team of the Uruguay Round and on EFTA-EU EEA negotiations. He has been a member and chair of several GATT and WTO panels and currently serves on the MPIA pool of appeal arbitrators at the WTO.

  • matthew s. erie (j.d., phd) is an Associate Professor, Member of the Law Faculty, and Associate Research Fellow of the Socio-Legal Studies Centre at the University of Oxford. Professor Erie is trained in both law and anthropology and studies comparative Asian law, including the relationship between Anglo-American law and Asian law. His current research project “China, Law and Development,” funded by a European Research Council Starting Grant (No. 803763), examines China’s approach to transnational ordering through international law and the legal and regulatory systems of host states receiving Chinese capital.

  • simon j. evenett is a Professor of International Trade & Economic Development at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland. He is also the Founder of the St. Gallen Endowment for Prosperity Through Trade, the institutional home of both the Global Trade Alert and the Digital Policy Alert. Professor Evenett was educated in economics at the University of Cambridge and Yale University. He is the author and editor of over 200 articles, book chapters, and volumes.

  • joseph w. glauber is a Senior Research Fellow at the International Food Policy Research Institute in Washington, DC and former Chief Economist at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. From 2007–2009, Glauber was the Special Doha Agricultural Envoy at the office of the U.S. Trade Representative where he served as a chief agricultural negotiator in the Doha talks. He served as an economic adviser at the so-called Blair House agreements leading to the completion of the Uruguay Round negotiations. He is the author of numerous studies on agricultural insurance, trade policy and U.S. farm policy.

  • jennifer hillman is a Professor at the Georgetown University Law Center and the co-director of its Center on Inclusive Trade and Development. She is also a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. She previously served on the World Trade Organization’s Appellate Body, completing her term in 2012. She has also served as a commissioner for the U.S. International Trade Commission and as both general counsel and chief textiles negotiator for the Office of the United States Trade Representative.

  • bernard hoekman is Professor and Director, Global Economics, at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, European University Institute, where he is also the Dean for External Relations. He has held management positions in the World Bank working on international trade issues and served as an economist in the GATT Secretariat. A CEPR Research Fellow and ERF Senior Associate, he is a graduate of the Erasmus University Rotterdam and holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Michigan. His research focuses on commercial policy, trade in services, public procurement, global governance, and the WTO.

  • kristen hopewell is the Canada Research Chair in Global Policy in the School of Public Policy and Global Affairs at the University of British Columbia. She is the author of Clash of Powers: US-China Rivalry in Global Trade Governance (Cambridge University Press, 2020) and Breaking the WTO: How Emerging Powers Disrupted the Neoliberal Project (Stanford University Press, 2016). She is a Wilson China Fellow at the Wilson Center in Washington, DC.

  • soo yeon kim is an Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Political Science, the National University of Singapore. She holds a PhD (Political Science) from Yale University and BA (Political Science and International Relations) from Yonsei University. Her research areas include production networks, multinational firms, and trade agreements; and rising powers and economic governance. Recent publications: “High-Income Developing Countries, FDI Outflows and the International Investment Agreement Regime” (2021, with Yoram Haftel and Lotem Bassan-Nygate), World Trade Review; “Investment Commitments in PTAs and MNCs in Partner Countries,” (2021) Economics & Politics; and BRICS and the Global Economy (2020, Editor, World Scientific Publishing).

  • simon lester is the co-founder of China Trade Monitor and He previously worked for the trade law practice of a Washington, DC, law firm; as a legal affairs officer at the Appellate Body Secretariat of the World Trade Organization; and at the Cato Institute’s Center for Trade Policy Studies. He has written a number of law journal articles, policy chapters, and op-eds, and has taught courses on international trade law at American University’s Washington College of Law, the University of Michigan Law School, and Melbourne University Law School.

  • jing li is an Associate Professor of Economics at the Farmer School of Business at Miami University. He previously was on the faculty of South Dakota State University and Auburn University. He earned a PhD from the University of Alabama in 2006.

  • siqi li is an Associate Professor at the China Institute for WTO Studies, University of International Business and Economics, Beijing, China. She received her Ph.D. degree in 2015 and has been conducting WTO-related studies since then. Her articles have appeared in the Journal of World Trade, China & World Economy, and other international and Chinese peer-reviewed journals. She has conducted research for the Chinese government, including the Ministry of Commerce, the Ministry of Finance, and the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs.

  • wei liang is Gordon Paul Smith Chair of international policy in the School of International Policy and Management at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies. Her research interests include the international political economy of East Asia, international negotiation and global governance. She is the coauthor of China and East Asia’s Post-Crises Community: A Region in Flux? (Lexington, 2012), co-editor of Challenges to China’s Economic Statecraft: A Global Perspective (Springer, 2019), China and Global Trade Governance (Routledge, 2013), and a number of journal articles and book chapters.

  • ye liu is a Professor of Economics at Xiamen University. He obtained his PhD in 2003.

  • thomas sattler is an Associate Professor of International Relations at the University of Geneva, Switzerland. Before moving to Geneva, he was an Associate Professor at the London School of Economics & Political Science and an Assistant Professor at the University College Dublin. He also held visiting positions at the European University Institute, Central European University, and Trinity College Dublin. Thomas Sattler’s research was published in journals like the British Journal of Political Science, Comparative Political Studies, International Organization, and the Journal of Politics. His PhD is from ETH Zurich, Switzerland.

  • tanja schweinberger is a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Political Science at the University of Zurich and at the University of Geneva, Switzerland. She was an Asia Fellow of the Harvard Kennedy School Ash Center, United States of America. Her Ph.D. dissertation examined cooperation and conflict in U.S.-Chinese trading relations. She holds an MSc in International Relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science and a BA in Political Science from the University of Konstanz. Her single-authored manuscript “Mass public opinions toward trade balances” received the 2021 Best Graduate Paper Award of the International Political Economy Section of the International Studies Association. In autumn 2023, she will start a new position as Assistant Professor of International Political Economy at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands.

  • xinquan tu is Dean and Professor of the China Institute for WTO Studies at the University of International Business and Economics (UIBE) located in Beijing, China and Chair Holder of the WTO Chairs Program. He received his Ph.D. in international trade from UIBE in 2004. He was a visiting scholar at various institutions such as Johns Hopkins University, the WTO Secretariat, KIEP, the German Institute of International and Security Affairs, the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey, and Indiana University. His research and teaching focus on Chinese trade policy, the WTO, government procurement, U.S. trade policy, and U.S.-China trade relations.

  • anqi wang (ph.d.) is a research fellow at the World Trade Institute (WTI), University of Bern. Her research focuses on international investment law and dispute settlement. She used to work for the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) on issues of investment law and policy. She has also published articles concerning investment arbitration and investment policies. Her doctoral dissertation, which studies the most-favored-nation clause in investment law, was published as The Interpretation and Application of the Most-Favored-Nation Clause in Investment Arbitration (Brill, 2022).

  • clara weinhardt is Assistant Professor in International Relations at Maastricht University and a Non-Resident Fellow at the Global Public Policy Institute (GPPi) in Berlin. Her research interests combine questions of global trade governance with changing North-South relations, with an emphasis on global power shifts. Her work has appeared in, among other places, International Studies Quarterly, the Review of International Political Economy, the Journal of Common Market Studies, Routledge’s International Political Economy Series, and Routledge’s Global Institutions Series. She holds a Ph.D. in International Relations from the University of Oxford.

  • robert wolfe is a Professor emeritus at the School of Policy Studies, Queen’s University, and a member of the Global Affairs Canada Trade Advisory Council. He was a foreign service officer for many years, serving abroad in Bangladesh and Paris-OECD, and in Ottawa in international economic relations. After completing a doctorate in Political Studies, he joined Queen’s in 1995. He was a co-editor of the 2017 IRPP volume, Redesigning Canadian Trade Policies for New Global Realities. More recently he has published extensively on WTO reform.

  • xiaozhun yi is the chief advisor of the Network for International Trade and Investment System (NITIS) and served as a Deputy Director-General at the WTO from October 2013 to March 2021. Prior to becoming China’s ambassador to the WTO in 2011, Mr. Yi was Assistant Minister and subsequently Vice Minister of China’s Ministry of Commerce in charge of multilateral and regional trade negotiations and cooperation. He also worked as a diplomat at the Chinese Embassy in the United States for more than four years from the late 1980s to the early 1990s.

  • peter k. yu (余家明) is Regents Professor of Law and Communication and Director of the Center for Law and Intellectual Property at Texas A&M University. Born and raised in Hong Kong, he previously held the Kern Family Chair in Intellectual Property Law at Drake University Law School and was Wenlan Scholar Chair Professor at Zhongnan University of Economics and Law in Wuhan, China. He served as a visiting Professor of Law at Bocconi University, Hanken School of Economics, Hokkaido University, Tel Aviv University, the University of Haifa, the University of Helsinki, the University of Hong Kong, and the University of Strasbourg.

  • jingjing zhang is a Lecturer in Law at the University of Maryland School of Law, and the founder of the Center for Transnational Environmental Accountability (CTEA). As the first litigation director of the Beijing-based Center for Legal Assistance to Pollution Victims (CLAPV), she won several milestone environmental lawsuits in the Chinese courts. She is currently working on transnational environmental and climate lawsuits in China’s Belt and Road Initiative partner countries. She received her law degrees from Wuhan University and China University of Political Science and Law, and her Master’s in Public Administration from Harvard University Kennedy School of Government.

  • weihuan zhou is an Associate Professor, Director of Research, and Co-Director of the China International Business and Economic Law (CIBEL) Centre, Faculty of Law and Justice, UNSW Sydney. His research explores the most current and controversial issues in the field of international economic law, particularly the nexus between international trade law and China. He is co-Secretary of the Society of International Economic Law (SIEL) and sits on the Editorial Boards of the World Trade Review and the Journal of International Trade Law and Policy.

  • yinggang zhou is a Professor of Finance in the Department of Finance at the School of Economics and at the Wang Yanan Institute for Studies in Economics, Xiamen University. He obtained his Ph.D. in Economics and Finance from Xiamen University in 2001 and Cornell University in 2007.

  • huan zhu is the co-founder of China Trade Monitor. Previously, she worked at the Cato Institute’s Center for Trade Policy Studies, where she wrote a number of law journal articles, policy papers, and op-eds, and lectured on U.S.-Chinese trade relations. Zhu has a background in international economic law, intellectual property law, and comparative law. She holds an S.J.D. degree from the University of Kansas and an LL.M. from Ghent University in Belgium.

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