William Krist is currently a Senior Policy Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. For the past three years, he has been working on a book on U.S. trade policy including its impact on economic development, the environment, U.S. foreign policy, and employment here in the United States His book, Globalization and America’s Trade Agreements, was published in 2013 by Woodrow Wilson Center Press and Johns Hopkins University Press.

In addition to his work at the Woodrow Wilson Center, William Krist undertakes consulting projects on issues related to economic development. Examples of his projects include extensive analyses of the implications for Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda of joining the Information Technology Agreement, a project to assist Sierra Leone in adopting the ECOWAS common tariff, training programs in Nigeria, Benin, Senegal, and Ghana on negotiating in the World Trade Organization, and a project for ECOWAS on the implications of notifying their agreement to the WTO.

His previous experience includes 15 years at America’s leading high technology industry association, where he was one of the original advocates for the Information Technology Agreement. He also served five5 years as a senior official in the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, the White House Office responsible for formulating and coordinating U.S. trade policy, and worked on trade issues in both the House of Representatives and the Senate. 


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September 5, 2002 - November 30, 2011