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Simon Lester is a trade policy analyst with Cato’s Herbert A. Stiefel Center for Trade Policy Studies. His research focuses on WTO disputes, regional trade agreements, disguised protectionism and the history of international trade law.

Before joining Cato, he worked for the trade law practice of a Washington, D.C. law firm, and also as a Legal Affairs Officer at the Appellate Body Secretariat of the World Trade Organization. In 2001, he founded the international trade law web site WorldTradeLaw.net. He has written a number of law journal articles, which have appeared in such publications as the Stanford Journal of International Law, the George Washington International Law Review and the Journal of World Trade. In addition, he has taught courses on international trade law at American University’s Washington College of Law and the University of Michigan Law School.

He has a J.D. from Harvard Law School.

More from Simon Lester

Commentary

Libertarian Internationalism

Townhall. December 16, 2014.

An Honest Debate on Investor-State

Huffington Post. December 12, 2014.

One Year into the TTIP Negotiations: Is the Momentum Gone?

International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development. December 1, 2014.

Cato Studies

Articles

Financial Services in the TTIP: Making the Prudential Exception Work

Georgetown Journal of International Law. Vol. 45. No. 4. 2014.

The TPP and the Future of Trade Agreements

Latin American Journal of International Trade Law. Vol. 2. No. 1. 2014.

Finding the Boundaries of International Economic Law

Journal of International Economic Law. Vol. 17. No. 1. February 24, 2014.