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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.

Keith M. Rockwell

Senior Research Fellow, Hinrich Foundation

Areas of expertise

Trade policy
Free trade agreements
Trade negotiations

Deborah Elms

Head of Trade Policy, Hinrich Foundation

Areas of expertise

Trade policy
Free trade agreements
Intellectual property rights
Digital trade
Trade and climate
Trade facilitation
Supply chains
Goods, services, customs, investments, MSMEs

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

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


Emily de la Bruyère

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

Henry Gao

Professor of Law, Lee Kong Chian Fellow, Singapore Management University

Holly Smith


Jia Hui Tee

Senior Trade Policy Analyst, Hinrich Foundation

Inu Manak

Fellow for Trade Policy, Council on Foreign Relations

Jennifer Brant

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

Joseph Whitlock

Executive Director, Global Data Alliance

Keith Zhai

Senior Adviser, Global Counsel

Kurt Tong

Partner, The Asia Group

Nicholas Mulder

Assistant Professor, Cornell University, New York

Stephanie Honey

Director, Honey Consulting

Stephen Jacobi

Executive Director, New Zealand International Business Forum

Stephen Olson

Former Senior Research Fellow, Hinrich Foundation

Shiro Armstrong

Director, East Asian Bureau of Economic Research, The Australian National University