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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.

Stephen Olson

Research Fellow, Hinrich Foundation

Areas of expertise

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

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

Stewart Paterson

Research Fellow, Hinrich Foundation

Areas of expertise

Macroeconomics
Monetary policy
Political economy

Alice Calder

Freelance writer and economist

Areas of expertise

Immigration and international trade
Innovation and entrepreneurship
Economics and culture

Lauren Kyger

Digital Content Manager, National Committee on U.S.-China Relations

Areas of expertise

US-China trade
Foreign direct investment
Digital trade

Joshua P. Meltzer

Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution

Areas of expertise

Digital trade
Technology and trade
US-China trade

Andrea Durkin

Editor-in-Chief, TradeVistas

Areas of expertise

US-China relations
WTO
Tariffs and trade barriers

Julian Adorney

Contributor Writer, TradeVista

Jake Colvin

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

Jamaica Gayle

Deputy Director, Global Innovation Forum

Ayelet Haran

Contributor Writer, TradeVista, and Government Affairs and Policy Executive

Sarah Hubbart

Contributor Writer, TradeVista

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, CSIS

James Lewis

Senior Vice President and Director, Strategic Technologies Program

Caroline Freund

Global Director of Trade, Investment and Competitiveness

Kevin Doyle

International Trade Specialist, U.S. Department of Commerce

Donald J. Boudreaux

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

Joseph S. Diedrich

Appellate Litigator, Husch Blackwell

Richard J. Crespin

CEO, CollaborateUp

Steve Lamar

Executive Vice President, American Apparel & Footwear Association and President of the Board, Washington International Trade Association (WITA)

Linda Schmid

Principal of Trade, Services International

Stephen Rose

Research Professor, George Washington Institute of Public Policy