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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.

Stephen Olson

Senior Research Fellow, Hinrich Foundation

Areas of expertise

Sustainable trade
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

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 Visiting Senior Fellow, 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

Andrea Durkin

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

Areas of expertise

US-China relations
Tariffs and trade barriers

Pragya Bhatnagar

Research Associate, Hinrich Foundation

Areas of expertise

Tariffs and trade barriers
US-India relations

Kevin Doyle

International Trade Specialist, US Department of Commerce

Lorand Laskai

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

Marc L. Busch

Professor of International Business Diplomacy, Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University

Anne Kim

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

Leslie Griffin

Principal, Allinea LLC

Tim Trainer

Principal, Global Intellectual Property Strategy Center, P.C., and Galaxy Systems, Inc.

Ed Gerwin

President, Trade Guru 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

Jonathan Robison

Candidate for Master of Regional Planning, Cornell University

Amitrajeet A. Batabyal

Professor of Economics, Rochester Institute of Technology

William Reinsch

Senior Adviser and Scholl Chair in International Business, CSIS

Elisabeth Neylan

Law student, Seton Hall University

Ian Bremmer

President and Founder, Eurasia Group

Scott Miller

Senior Adviser, Abshire-Inamori Leadership Academy, CSIS

Joseph Francois

Managing Director and professor of economics at the World Trade Institute

Laura Baughman

President, The Trade Partnership and Trade Partnership Worldwide, LLC

Gary Clyde Hufbauer

Nonresident Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics