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Experts & contributors

Our team of global trade experts and contributors apply their deep knowledge and experience in global trade, economics and policymaking to providing fresh insights, timely analysis and commentary on a wide range of global trade issues.

Contact us for quick takes or deep insights into the latest trade developments.

Stephen Olson

Senior Research Fellow, Hinrich Foundation

Areas of expertise

Sustainable trade
Trade negotiations
Free trade agreements
Tariffs & non-tariff barriers

Alex Capri

Research Fellow, Hinrich Foundation and lecturer, NUS Business School

Areas of expertise

Technology and trade
Global value chains
Tariffs and non-tariff barriers

Stewart Paterson

Research Fellow, Hinrich Foundation

Areas of expertise

Monetary policy
Political economy

Kati Suominen

Research Fellow, Hinrich Foundation and Founder and CEO, Nextrade Group

Areas of expertise

Digital trade
Trade and technology
Sustainable trade
Trade facilitation


Alicia Garcia Herrero

Chief Economist for Asia Pacific, NATIXIS

Andrea Durkin

Former Principal of Sparkplug, LLC and creator of Consensus Learning, LLC

Bert Hofman

Director, East Asian Institute, National University of Singapore

Bilahari Kausikan

Chairman, Middle East Institute, National University of Singapore

Deborah Elms

Founder and Executive Director, Asian Trade Centre

Denis Hew

Director, APEC Policy Support Unit.

Douglas K. Barry

Senior Director, Communications and Publications, US-China Business Council

Emily de la Bruyère

Senior fellow, Foundation for Defense of Democracies, and Founder, Horizon Advisory

George Lee

Group CEO, Kashtec

Henry Gao

Associate Professor of Law, Singapore Management University and Dongfang Scholar Chair Professor at the Shanghai Institute of Foreign Trade

Holly Smith

Attorney and policy expert

James McGregor

Chairman, Greater China, APCO Worldwide

Jeffrey Wilson

Director of Research & Economics, Australian Industry Group

Jennifer Brant

Executive Director, Innovation Council and CEO and Founder, Innovation Insights

Johan Norberg

Senior Fellow, Cato Institute and the European Centre for International Political Economy (ECIPE)

Joshua P. Meltzer

Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution

Juita Mohamad

Director, Economics and Business Unit, Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs (IDEAS), Malaysia

Kaewkamol Pitakdumrongkit

Assistant Professor and Head of the Centre for Multilateralism Studies, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS) of Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Kenneth Jarrett

Senior Advisor, Albright Stonebridge Group

Lauren Kyger

Digital Content Manager, National Committee on US-China Relations

Luke Patey

Senior Researcher, Danish Institute for International Studies

Maria Adele Carrai

Assistant Professor of Global China Studies, NYU Shanghai

Mark A. Cohen

Distinguished Senior Fellow and Director, Berkeley Center for Law and Technology

Marko Papic

Partner and Chief Strategist, Clocktower Group

Michael Enright

Honorary Professor, University of Hong Kong

Neha Mishra

Assistant Professor, Geneva Graduate Institute

Pragya Bhatnagar

Research Associate, Hinrich Foundation

Razeen Sally

Visiting Associate Professor, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore

Simon J. Evenett

Professor of International Trade and Economic Development, University of St Gallen, and Founder, Global Trade Alert

Sitao Xu

Chief Economist, Partner, Deloitte China

Song Gao

Co-CEO and Head of Research, PRC Macro

Stephanie Honey

Director, Honey Consulting

Susan Ariel Aaronson

Research Professor and Director of the Digital Trade and Data Governance Hub, George Washington University

Tim Summers

Senior Fellow, Chatham House

Weihuan Zhou

Associate Professor, Faculty of Law & Justice, UNSW Sydney