Pierre Bessard is president and executive trustee of the Liberal Institute, Switzerland’s independent research and educational think tank founded in 1979, which he joined in 2007 and has helped expand with a new team since then. Pierre serves on the scientific committee of the Cercle de philosophie politique Benjamin Constant and the Center for Tax Competition. He is also an editor-at-large at Agefi, the Lake Geneva region’s financial newspaper, where he has written on the political economy since 2002. After schools in Lausanne, London, and Berlin, Pierre studied economics and finance in New York and Shanghai, during which time he interned at Bloomberg L.P. and Credit Suisse First Boston (today Credit Suisse Investment Banking). He is editor and author of several books on Swiss liberalism and current affairs and a member of the Mont Pèlerin Society and the Hayek-Gesellschaft.