Ralf Peters is the Head of Trade Analysis at the United Nations, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), Division on International Trade and Commodities. He has extensive experience in supporting developing countries with quantitative trade analysis for well-informed policy decisions as well as bilateral and multilateral trade negotiations. He leads the UN’s data work, research as well as capacity building efforts on trade related regulations and trade policy data, including tariffs, non-tariff measures and voluntary sustainability standards. He also had other senior positions in the United Nations System. At the International Labour Organization (ILO) he was chief technical advisor for trade and employment. Before joining the UN, he was assistant professor for negotiation analysis and international economics. He has a master’s degree in economical mathematics and holds a Ph.D. in economics.