Advancing sustainable global trade
The Hinrich Foundation is a unique Asia-based philanthropic organization that works to advance mutually beneficial and sustainable global trade through research and educational programs.
Understanding global trade
Original research, strategic insights and quick analysis that offer a better understanding of key global trade trends and issues.
Master’s degree scholarships and short courses for trade business professionals, media and policymakers that provide the practical knowledge and tools to advance sustainable global trade.
We are offering 25 scholarships to professionals working across global value chains for the October Master of Global Trade.This unique program equips graduates with the exceptional strategic and 21st century management skills required to drive sustainable trade growth.Find out how to secure your Global Trade Leader scholarship or become an Employer Partner to advance your talent development.
INSEAD shapes leaders who are equipped to tackle world-scale challenges and advance business as a force for good. Its values are aligned with those of the Hinrich Foundation. Scholars are up-and-coming executives looking to advance sustainable trade . . .
Together with Hong Kong Baptist University, we offer full tuition scholarships to talented young professionals passionate about fact-based communication for global trade. Studying in Hong Kong, scholars will be exposed to the crossroads of Asia in . . .
This scholarship enables international students with work experience to study in New Zealand, a country that is proactive in regional trade agreement formulation. Students can select advanced specializations in international business, including . . .
We established the Hinrich Foundation Alumni Association (HFAA) to create a community of young trade leaders committed to advancing sustainable global trade. Led by the Alumni Leadership Committee, the HFAA is a community of people who are . . .
Through this generous partial tuition scholarship, we aim to empower future leaders in government, business and civil society to advance trade in consideration of balancing economic, social and environmental implications. The campus in Washington, . . .
Media play a critical role in providing deeper perspectives on trade issues. Our 4-days training courses for media, organized by the National Press Foundation, provide deep knowledge on all aspects of international trade. The next course will be in . . .
Resources, support, and recognition for journalists
Objective analysis of trade trends and issues, short-courses, Masters in International Journalism Studies (MAIJS) scholarships and an award for distinguished reporting on trade.
Our experts are trusted by news organizations across the globe
In the news
Media come to us for fresh thinking and deep analysis into the issues impacting global trade outcomes. Read our recent experts’ commentaries. Drawn from a wide range of disciplines and sectors, our experts offer valuable views and opinions on achieving sustainable global trade.
Alex Capri's article on the critical role of semiconductors in the techno-nationalist race was republished by the Global Trade Magazine.
Research Fellow Alex Capri discusses how so-called “techno-nationalism” will affect businesses and supply chains.
Hinrich Foundation Philippines Digital Trade report was mentioned in this article on Philippines economy amid COVID-19.
Research Fellow Stephen Olson's article on security and efficiency was re-published by Global Trade Magazine.
Research Fellow Stephen Olson writes an op-ed on how deteriorating relations between the US and China.
Stephen Olson's article in The Diplomat on how countries like the United States that traditionally eschewed industrial policy seem to be considering it again.
Two recent events highlight the larger, transcendent issues shaping the US-China relationship, says Research Fellow Alex Capri.
Singapore could face stark choices in forging ahead on trade and growth, while navigating US-China tensions, says Research Fellow Alex Capri.
Trade in COVID-19: Raw Materials
07 July 2020
Raw materials are essential for everything from livestock feed to advanced weaponry to green technology. They are increasingly mined or processed in China, but the Trump administration is eager to reduce US dependence. This briefing will explore why US gave up production of many of these vital materials, what could happen if China locks down exports of them, and the prospects for diversifying vital supply chains during the pandemic.
Trade in COVID-19: US-China trade war
23 June 2020
Three experts discussed what to watch for next in the trade war and the struggle for geo-economic dominance. Organized by the National Press Foundation, this was the 4th briefing in a 10-part series about global trade during pandemic.
Trade in COVID-19: Techno-nationalism
10 June 2020
The National Press Foundation is running a Hinrich Foundation-sponsored series of 10 online trainings about global trade in the era of coronavirus. Watch the 3rd briefing, which focused on the rise of techno-nationalism against the backdrop of deteriorating US-China relations.
We supported the publication of “China, Trade and Power: Why the West’s Economic Engagement Has Failed” to promote reasoned and informed debate on the trade relationship between the West and China. This book, by Stewart Paterson, describes the unintended consequences of the policy of engagement that led to China's accession to the WTO in 2001, and aims to equip policymakers, business leaders and civil societies to contribute to the design of mutually beneficial approaches for sustainable global trade.
We commissioned Professor Michael J. Enright to lead a major research project identifying the impact of foreign direct investment on China’s economic development. The book provides a powerful analysis of China’s policies toward foreign investment and gives foreign companies tools to demonstrate their contributions to host countries, showing the tremendous power of foreign investment to help transform economies.