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Digital trade

Open digital trade and cross-border data flows create opportunities for more inclusive growth, particularly in emerging markets. But the rise of 'data sovereignty' is threating to fragment the global digital economy and limit the potential of new technologies. Explore our topical research, which includes a series of in-depth reports, essays, and infographic with a particular focus on data governance and trade facilitation.

Our digital trade experts & contributors

Get access to proven experience and fresh thinking in cross-border trade, policy and business. Drawn from a wide range of disciplines and sectors, our experts offer valuable views and opinions on achieving sustainable global trade.

Stewart Paterson

Research Fellow, Hinrich Foundation

Areas of expertise

Macroeconomics
Monetary policy
Political economy

Henry Gao

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

Areas of expertise

WTO
China economic policy
International law
Hinrich Foundation Advisory Board member

Merle A Hinrich

Founder and Chairman, Hinrich Foundation

Amb. Kurt Tong

Partner, The Asia Group

Areas of expertise

East Asia diplomacy and economic affairs
Free trade agreements
US-China relations
Hinrich Foundation Advisory Board member

Jonathan Koh

Managing Director, Trade Facilitation Pte Ltd

Neha Mishra

Lecturer, ANU College of Law

Susan Ariel Aaronson

Research Professor and Director of the Digital Trade and Data Governance Hub, also GWU Cross-Disciplinary Fellow, Affiliate, Institute for International Economic Policy; Sigur Center, and Institute for Science and Technology Policy

Stephanie Honey

Director, Honey Consulting

George Lee

Group CEO, Kashtec

Robert Holleyman

President and CEO, Crowell & Moring International

Homi Kharas

Homi Kharas, Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution

Meagan Dooley

Senior research analyst, Center for Sustainable Development, The Brookings Institution

Stephen Olson

Senior Research Fellow, Hinrich Foundation

Areas of expertise

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

Arindrajit Basu

Research Lead, Centre for Internet & Society, India

Leigh Wedell

COO and Co-Founder, Basilinna; Senior Fellow, Paulson Institute

Areas of expertise

US-China trade
China market access and expansion
Sustainability

Joshua P. Meltzer

Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution

Areas of expertise

Digital trade
Technology and trade
US-China trade

Deborah Elms

Founder and Executive Director of the Asian Trade Centre

Nick Agnew

Research Analyst, Asian Trade Centre

Emily de la Bruyère

Senior fellow, Foundation for Defense of Democracies

Areas of expertise

China
International organizations

Pragya Bhatnagar

Research Associate, Hinrich Foundation

Areas of expertise

Tariffs and trade barriers
US-India relations

Andrea Durkin

Founder of Sparkplug, LLC, and Consensus Learning, LLC, and Adjunct Associate Professor, Georgetown University

Areas of expertise

US-China relations
WTO
Tariffs and trade barriers

Alice Calder

Freelance writer and economist

Areas of expertise

Immigration and international trade
Innovation and entrepreneurship
Economics and culture

Leslie Griffin

Principal, Allinea LLC

Jake Colvin

Executive Director, Global Innovation Forum, and Vice President, National Foreign Trade Council

Jamaica Gayle

Deputy Director, Global Innovation Forum

Christine McDaniel

Senior Research Fellow, Mercatus Center

Lauren Kyger

Digital Content Manager, National Committee on US-China Relations

Areas of expertise

US-China trade
Foreign direct investment
Digital trade

Samm Sacks

Cybersecurity Policy and China Digital Economy Fellow at New America

Ed Gerwin

President, Trade Guru LLC

James Lewis

Senior Vice President and Director, Strategic Technologies Program, CSIS

Anne Kim

Editor, Washington Monthly, and Author of Abandoned: America’s Lost Youth and the Crisis of Disconnection

Christine Bliss

President of the Coalition of Services Industries