On November 25, 2020 the “St.Gallen Endowment for Prosperity Through Trade” (SGEPT) was created at a small ceremony in Rapperswil-Jona. The founders of this initiative are Professor of International Trade and Economic Development Simon J. Evenett, as well as the University of St.Gallen (HSG) and the Max Schmidheiny Foundation. The core component of the SGEPT is the “Global Trade Alert” (GTA), which has been published regularly by Simon Evenett for over ten years and which closely monitors global trade and economic policy. The GTA reports consistently attract worldwide media attention and are used as a reference by the World Trade Organization.
As one of the initiative's strategic partners, the Max Schmidheiny Foundation supports the further development of the Global Trade Alert, the most comprehensive information platform world-wide for monitoring policy developments which affect international commerce.
The Global Trade Alert, led by Professor Simon Evenett, University of St.Gallen, monitors policy developments which affect international commerce. Since its launch in 2009, independent researchers around the globe have gathered more than 8’500 concise reports on trade-, investment or migration-related state interventions for more than 100 countries. Its comprehensive and timely reporting established the Global Trade Alert as an internationally recognised source for academic researchers, policy makers and leading media publications alike.
As a strategic partner of the Global Trade Alert, the Max Schmidheiny Foundation currently enables the consolidation and further development of the platform in various areas, such as the development of a Big Data application that will provide the key research infrastructure to substantially expand the publicly available data on government policy interventions towards foreign commerce.
For further information, please visit globaltradealert.org, Prof. Simon Evenett’s chair at the Swiss Institute for International Economics and Applied Economic Research at the University of St.Gallen (HSG), or watch this short Youtube video.
St. Gallen, May 26, 2018 - The University of St.Gallen (HSG) honoured three particularly innovative and relevant research projects with the HSG Impact Award for the first time at this year’s dies academicus, among them the "Global Trade Alert" under the leadership of Prof. Simon Evenett. For the past few years, the Max Schmidheiny Foundation has been one of the primary supporters of the "Global Trade Alert". More information on the HSG website.