Ralf Peters is the Chief of UNCTAD’s Trade Information Section and Officer-in-Charge of the Trade Analysis Branch, Division on International Trade in Goods and Services, and Commodities. He is in charge of the programmes on trade policy research and trade control measures data, including non-tariff measures. He conducts analysis and implements technical cooperation projects on trade policy and development. For several years, he was in UNCTAD working closely with developing countries on the WTO Doha round negotiations on agriculture and non-agriculture market access. He was also Chief Technical Advisor at the ILO for trade and employment. Before he joined the UN he was Project Coordinator at the Centre for European Economic Research and Assistant Professor of Economics. He has a Masters in Mathematical Economics and holds a Ph.D. in Economics.