Sherry M. Stephenson

Sherry M. Stephenson

Member of FMG

Sherry M. Stephenson is an international trade policy expert.  She is currently the Services Convenor for the Pacific Economic Cooperation Council (PECC), and has been a lead author or co-author in various THINK 20 Policy Briefs for the past three years.

Sherry M. Stephenson is an international trade policy expert.  She is currently the Services Convenor for the Pacific Economic Cooperation Council (PECC), and has been a lead author or co-author in various THINK 20 Policy Briefs for the past three years.  She was a Senior Fellow with the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) in Geneva (2013-2018).  She has participated in the Global Trade Agenda Council of the World Economic Forum (2011-2014) and has provided analytical support to the APEC process since 1994.  She served as Director of the Department of Trade and guided support to the services negotiations during the Free Trade Area of the Americas negotiations on behalf of the OAS (1995-2004).  She was an Advisor to the Minister of Trade in Indonesia (1992-1996) and has held positions with the OECD as well as with the GATT and UNCTAD Secretariats.  She has advised many governments on trade policy issues and taught courses in universities in the United States, Switzerland, France, India and Indonesia, and has led workshops and capacity-building programmes in countries in the Asia Pacific, African and Latin American regions.  Her publications address in particular digital governance, services trade, global value chains, regional economic integration and labor mobility.  She has edited three volumes on services trade and reform and published more than sixty articles.  She received a Ph.D. in International Economics from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva and a Masters in Economics from New York University.