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Free trade agreements

Free trade agreements can remove trade barriers and increase the flow of goods and services between countries. We assess various agreements – whether multilateral, plurilateral or bilateral – to understand how FTAs can impact the global economy and individual countries.

Our FTA 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.

Stephen Olson

Research Fellow, Hinrich Foundation

Areas of expertise

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

Stewart Paterson

Research Fellow, Hinrich Foundation

Areas of expertise

Macroeconomics
Monetary policy
Political economy

Andrea Durkin

Editor-in-Chief, TradeVistas

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

Kevin Doyle

International Trade Specialist, U.S. Department of Commerce

Scott Miller

Senior adviser, CSIS

Bruce Hirsh

Principal and Founder, Tailwind Global Strategies LLC

Richard M. Rossow

Senior Adviser and Wadhwani Chair, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)

Leslie Griffin

Principal of Boston-based Allinea LLC

Max Moncaster

Director, National Association of State Departments of Agriculture

Christine McDaniel

Senior Research Fellow, Mercatus Center

Colin Robertson

Vice President and Fellow, Canadian Global Affairs Institute, Executive Fellow, University of Calgary’s School of Public Policy and Distinguished Senior Fellow, Norman Paterson School of International Affairs at Carleton University.

Stephanie Segal

Senior Fellow, Economics Program

Harry Clapsis

Government Affairs Manager, Semiconductor Industry Association

Andrew Lepczyk

Research Analyst, National Association of Corporate Directors

Anne Kim

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

Linda Schmid

Principal of Trade, Services International