Cambridge University Press is delighted to announce a new editorial team to lead the World Trade Review (WTR). The new team consists of:
Vision Statement by Editors:
The incoming editors wish to thank Alan Winters for his outstanding work with the journal. We are aware that the current global landscape is challenging for the study of global trade governance. Crises of multilateralism and a more power-based approach to preferential trade agreements, geopolitical tensions, growing nationalism and populism and a new pandemic are all stress testing the system. In these times, scholarly contributions are more important than ever. Following in the footsteps of Alan, we aim to continue to publish state-of-the art research in the respective fields of the journal. We welcome both theoretical and empirical contributions to provide insights into the world trading system writ large. We also encourage historical work in economics, law and international relations.
The mission of the World Trade Review is to provide a platform for rigorous, high quality scholarship that addresses salient questions regarding the system of international law and organisations governing trade and foreign investment. Such questions are inherently inter-disciplinary, and the managing editors encourage articles that address trade and investment governance from economic, legal, political, historical and inter-disciplinary perspectives. The peer review process assures that articles meet highest standards in terms of methodological rigour. The aim is to have impact not only in an academic sense, but also in the broader sense of bettering our understanding of systemic challenges through critical analysis and constructive debate. We encourage contributions from all corners of the world. While academic rigour is important, priority is placed on articles that are accessible to policy officials and the wider public.
Meet the Editors:
Peter van den Bossche is Director of Studies of the World Trade Institute and Professor of International Economic Law at the University of Bern, Switzerland. Since 2018, he also serves as President of the Society of International Economic Law (SIEL). He was a member of the Appellate Body of the World Trade Organization from 2009 to 2019 and served as its chairman in 2015. From 2001 to 2018, he was Professor of International Economic Law at Maastricht University, The Netherlands, prior to which he served, from 1997 to 2001, first as Counsellor to the Appellate Body and subsequently as Acting Director of the WTO Appellate Body Secretariat. From 1990 to 1992, he was référendaire of Advocate-General W. Van Gerven at the Court of Justice of the European Communities. He is a visiting professor at the College of Europe, Bruges, Belgium since 2010 and serves on the advisory boards of the Journal of International Economic Law, the Journal of World Investment and Trade, the Revista Latinoamericana de Derecho Comercial Internacional and the WTO Chairs Programme of the World Trade Organization. He is the author (with Werner Zdouc) of The Law and Policy of the World Trade Organization, 4###sup/sup### edition (Cambridge University Press, 2017), and (with Denise Prévost) of Essentials of WTO Law (Cambridge University Press, 2016).
Manfred Elsig is Professor of International Relations at the University of Bern, and Deputy Managing Director and Director of Research of the World Trade Institute. He worked from 1997 to 1999 at the Swiss Federal Office for Foreign Economic Affairs. He obtained his PhD from the Political Science Institute at the University of Zurich. In 2004-2005 he was a teaching fellow at the International Relations Department at the London School of Economics and Political Science and joined the University of Bern in 2005. From 2013-2017, he was the Director of the NCCR Trade Regulation. Currently, he is a Member of the Governing Committee of the Swiss Network for International Studies and serves also as a Distinguished Professor at the Universiti Kebangsaan, Malaysia. His research focuses on the study of international organizations, preferential trade agreements, investment agreements and European trade policy. He is one of the founders of DESTA (design of trade agreements database) and EDIT (electronic database on investment treaties). He has published in leading journals in political science as well as interdisciplinary and law journals.
Joseph Francois is Professor of International Economics at the University of Bern and Managing Director of the World Trade Institute. He has served as the Chief of Research and the Acting Director of Economics for the U.S. International Trade Commission, as well as Senior Research Economist for the GATT/WTO. He has held professorships at the Erasmus University Rotterdam (international economics) and the Johannes Kepler University Linz (economic theory). He is a fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research (London), founding director of both the European Trade Study Group and the Institute for International and Development Economics, and senior research fellow with the Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies. He is also a long-standing board member of the Global Trade Analysis Project. He has served on the managing editorial board for the Review of Development Economics and the German Economic Review. He is currently on the advisory board for the Journal of Global Economic Analysis.
Mona Pinchis-Paulsen is Assistant Professor of International Economic Law at The London School of Economics and Political Science. She is also co-chair of the International Economic Law & Policy Group (London). She most recently worked as Teaching Fellow for the International Economic Law, Business, and Policy LL.M. Program at Stanford Law School. In 2018 she was an Emile Noël Fellow at the Jean Monnet Center for International and Regional Economic Law & Justice, New York University. She has several high-quality publications based on rigorous archival work on the origins of international economic law and global economic institutions, with an emphasis on the trade-offs considered in crafting them. She served as editorial assistant with the Journal of International Dispute Settlement from 2013 to 2018.