17 November 2020 | 12 PM US EST
In this 10th Hinrich Foundation sponsored National Press Foundation webinar, we have asked three experts to bring us their insights on the future of US trade policy under the new presidency and Congress.
Where would US trade policy under the next president and the new Congress head to? In the 10th installation of our series on international trade, the Hinrich Foundation and the National Press Foundation have invited two experts in global trade and a leading journalist to discuss what the election means for trade policy, US trade deals with China, the UK and the EU, and the US relationship with the World Trade Organization.
Three prominent US trade experts will be featured in this panel.
Bernard L. Schwartz senior fellow, Council on Foreign Relations
Edward Alden is Bernard L. Schwartz senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, specializing in US economic competitiveness, trade, and immigration policy. He is the author of the book Failure to Adjust: How Americans Got Left Behind in the Global Economy, which focuses on the federal government’s failure to respond effectively to competitive challenges on issues such as trade, currency, worker retraining, education, and infrastructure.
Alden recently served as the project director of a CFR-sponsored Independent Task Force. He was previously the Washington bureau chief for the Financial Times, and prior to that was the newspaper’s Canada bureau chief, based in Toronto. He worked as a reporter at the Vancouver Sun and was the managing editor of the newsletter Inside US Trade, widely recognized as a leading source of reporting on US trade policies. Alden has won several national and international awards for his reporting. He has made numerous TV and radio appearances as an analyst on political and economic issues, including on the BBC, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, NPR, and PBS NewsHour. His work has been published in Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, Fortune, the Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Toronto Globe and Mail, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post.
Alden has a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of British Columbia and a master’s degree in international relations from the University of California, Berkeley. He pursued doctoral studies before returning to a journalism career. Alden is the winner of numerous academic awards, including a Mellon fellowship in the humanities and a MacArthur Foundation graduate fellowship.
Senior Fellow, Petersen Institute for International Economics (PIIE)
Mary E. Lovely, Senior Fellow at the Peterson Institute, is professor of economics and Melvin A. Eggers Faculty Scholar at Syracuse University's Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs.
During 2011–15, she served as coeditor of the China Economic Review. Her current research projects investigate the effect of China’s foreign direct investment policies on trade flows and entry mode, the relationship between proximity to export markets and cross-city wage variation, and the influence of Chinese tariff reductions on labor shares of value in its manufacturing firms.
She recently completed studies of American manufacturing employment and outsourcing to low-income countries, the role of intellectual returnees in the success of China’s photovoltaic solar industry, and the structure of Chinese reforms of state-owned enterprises. Lovely earned her PhD in economics at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and a master's degree in city and regional planning from Harvard University.
Reporter, The Wall Street Journal
Lingling Wei is a senior China correspondent for The Wall Street Journal and co-author of “Superpower Showdown.” She covers China's political economy, focusing on Beijing's policy-making process and its key decision makers. Born and raised in China, she has a MA in journalism from NYU and got her start covering US real estate and finance.