Congratulations on your appointment. Bravo for taking up the challenge of revivifying a central pillar of multilateral governance, the World Trade Organization (Krueger 2020). We’re sure you don’t underestimate the scale of the challenge before you, but we hope you share our view that the present global crisis also represents an opportunity for the organisation, one for which your formidable knowledge of development and policymaking is well suited to seizing.
In anticipation of a successfully concluded Director-General selection process, we recently edited an eBook (Evenett and Baldwin 2020) bringing together dozens of trade experts from across disciplines and across the world to share doable and practical measures for your consideration. Below, we