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Protectionism

Protectionism is on the rise, after decades of market opening and globalization. Understand the causes and effects of tariffs, quotas, export controls, trade sanctions, currency manipulation and other non-tariff measures on trade, globalization, competition and consumer welfare.

Our protectionism 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.

Johan Norberg

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

Stephen Olson

Senior Research Fellow, Hinrich Foundation

Areas of expertise

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

Alicia Garcia Herrero

Chief Economist for Asia Pacific, NATIXIS

Areas of expertise

Economic impacts of trade
Macroeconomic policy
Asian economics

Stewart Paterson

Research Fellow, Hinrich Foundation

Areas of expertise

Macroeconomics
Monetary policy
Political economy

Carlos Kuriyama

Senior Analyst, APEC Secretariat’s Policy Support Unit

Alice Calder

Freelance writer and economist

Areas of expertise

Immigration and international trade
Innovation and entrepreneurship
Economics and culture

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

Holly Smith

Attorney and policy expert

Areas of expertise

US-China trade
Protectionism
WTO

Simon J. Evenett

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

Areas of expertise

International trade policy
National competition law
Economic development

Johannes Fritz

CEO, St Gallen Endowment for Prosperity Through Trade

Daniel Ikenson

Director of Policy Research, NDP | Analytics

Andrea Durkin

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

Areas of expertise

US-China relations
WTO
Tariffs and trade barriers

Pragya Bhatnagar

Research Associate, Hinrich Foundation

Areas of expertise

Tariffs and trade barriers
US-India relations

Lorand Laskai

Visiting Researcher, Georgetown’s Center for Security and Emerging Technology (CSET)

Anne Kim

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

Leslie Griffin

Principal, Allinea LLC

Christine McDaniel

Senior Research Fellow, Mercatus Center

Danielle Parks

Research Assistant, University of Virginia

Gabriella Beaumont-Smith

Policy Analyst, Macroeconomics, The Heritage Foundation

Dan Ikenson

Director of Policy Research at ndp | analytics

Amitrajeet A. Batabyal

Professor of Economics, Rochester Institute of Technology

Ian Bremmer

President and Founder, Eurasia Group

Gary Clyde Hufbauer

Nonresident Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics