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Sustainable trade

Trade should deliver mutually acceptable benefits between trading partners and achieve balanced economic, environmental and social outcomes. Explore our topical research, including our bi-annual Sustainable Trade Index, which looks at the readiness of 20 Indo-Pacific economies for sustainable trade.

Our sustainable 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.

Johan Norberg

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

Emmanuel A. San Andres

Analyst, APEC Policy Support Unit

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

Rhea C. Hernando

Economic and Policy Researcher, APEC Policy Support Unit

Stephen Olson

Senior Research Fellow, Hinrich Foundation

Areas of expertise

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

Jeffrey Wilson

Research Director, Perth USAsia Centre

Bilahari Kausikan

Chairman, Middle East Institute, National University of Singapore

Bert Hofman

Director, East Asian Institute, National University of Singapore

Suman Bery

Global Fellow, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington DC

Stewart Paterson

Research Fellow, Hinrich Foundation

Areas of expertise

Monetary policy
Political economy

Fukunari Kimura

Chief Economist, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA)

Simon J. Evenett

Professor of International Trade and Economic Development and MBA Director, University of St. Gallen

Areas of expertise

International trade policy
National competition law
Economic development

Alice Calder

Freelance writer and economist

Areas of expertise

Immigration and international trade
Innovation and entrepreneurship
Economics and culture

Ed Gerwin

President, Trade Guru LLC

Areas of expertise

International trade policy
International trade law
International trade and federal relations

Lauren Kyger

Digital Content Manager, National Committee on US-China Relations

Areas of expertise

US-China trade
Foreign direct investment
Digital trade

Homi Kharas

Homi Kharas, Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution

Meagan Dooley

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

David Dollar

Senior fellow, John L Thornton China Center, Brookings Institution

Dini Sari Djalal

Associate Director – Editorial

Daniel Ikenson

Director of Policy Research, NDP | Analytics

Joshua P. Meltzer

Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution

Areas of expertise

Digital trade
Technology and trade
US-China trade

Gary P. Sampson

Professor in the Practice of International Trade, Melbourne Business School

Julian Adorney

Contributor Writer, Hinrich Foundation

Robyn Boerstling

VP, Infrastructure, Innovation and Human Resources, National Association of Manufacturers

Jake Colvin

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

Jamaica Gayle

Deputy Director, Global Innovation Forum

Ayelet Haran

Director, International Policy & Government Affairs, Japan, China and Canada at Bristol Myers Squibb

Sarah Hubbart

Contributor writer, Hinrich Foundation

Anne Kim

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

Sarah Smiley

Strategic advocacy

Christine McDaniel

Senior Research Fellow, Mercatus Center

Eileen Norcross

Vice President, Policy Research, and senior Research Fellow, Mercatus Center, George Mason University

Scott Miller

Senior Adviser, Abshire-Inamori Leadership Academy, CSIS

James Lewis

Senior Vice President and Director, Strategic Technologies Program, CSIS

Caroline Freund

Global Director of Trade, Investment and Competitiveness, The World Bank Group

Kevin Doyle

International Trade Specialist, US Department of Commerce

Donald J. Boudreaux

Senior Fellow and Professor of Economics, Mercatus Center at George Mason University

Joseph S. Diedrich

Associate, Husch Blackwell

Richard J. Crespin

CEO, CollaborateUp

Steve Lamar

President and CEO of the American Apparel & Footwear Association

Linda Schmid

‎International Development Adviser, Trade in Services International

Stephen Rose

Research Professor, George Washington Institute of Public Policy