Global Political Economy of Trade
Preferential Trade Agreements
Simon Wüthrich is a PhD researcher in political science at the World Trade Institute. His dissertation is embedded within the NCCR work package on the topic of the new preferentialism in the world trading system. In his PhD, Simon seeks to shed analytical light on negotiations of preferential trade agreements. Besides his PhD project he collaborates on the Design of Trade Agreements (DESTA) database. Simon holds a bachelor's degree in international relations from the University of Geneva and a master's degree in international political economy from the London School of Economics and Political Science. Prior to joining the WTI, he worked at the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development, where he was involved in research and publications with respect to the trade-development nexus. In addition, Simon obtained work experience in journalism at a newspaper in Basel. Simon is a Swiss citizen and speaks German, French, English, and Spanish.