Senior Counsellor at the World Trade Organization
John Hancock works at the World Trade Organization in Geneva, Switzerland, where he has served as senior policy advisor to the Director-General, representative to the IMF and World Bank, and head of investment issues. He also coordinated the WTO's Aid-for-Trade initiative, and was secretary of the 2006 Task Force on the subject. Prior to the WTO, Mr. Hancock was senior advisor to Canada's trade minister. He has also been a guest lecturer at Cambridge University, IMD, and the University of St Gallen. He holds a PhD in economic history from Cambridge, and has written and spoken frequently on international issues.
Most Recent Posts
February 21, 2014
The G20 talks a lot about "growth targets". The problem is it never gets past talking, says John Hancock.
December 2, 2011
Hancock is skeptical of end-of-year rankings as Warren Buffett plummets from the top of Foreign Policy's list.