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Trade and technology

The intensifying strategic competition between China and the US for dominance in the industries of the future may force a bifurcation of technology standards and shifts in global value chains. This competition is also giving rise to techno-nationalist policies that will impact trade, innovation, competitiveness and the world economy at large.

Our technology and 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.

Daniel Trefler

J. Douglas and Ruth Canada Research Chair in Competitiveness and Prosperity at the Rotman School of Management

Stephen Olson

Senior Research Fellow, Hinrich Foundation

Areas of expertise

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

Douglas B. Fuller

Associate Professor at City University of Hong Kong

Michael Mudd

Digital trade economist, and founder and Managing Partner, Asia Policy Partners LLC (APP)

Alan Dupont

Senior Research Fellow, Hinrich Foundation and CEO, Cognoscenti Group

Areas of expertise

International relations
China and East-Asia

Nis Grünberg

Lead Analyst, MERICS

François Chimits

Analyst, MERICS

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

Nina Xiang

Founder, China Money Network

Arjun Gargeyas

International Innovation Corps Fellow, University of Chicago

Stewart Paterson

Research Fellow, Hinrich Foundation

Areas of expertise

Monetary policy
Political economy

Henry Storey

Senior Analyst - Asia, Dragoman

Philip Stevens

Executive Director, Geneva Network

Jennifer Brant

Executive Director, Innovation Council and CEO and Founder, Innovation Insights

Jeremy Mark

Senior Fellow , Atlantic Council’s GeoEconomics Center

Emily de la Bruyère

Senior fellow, Foundation for Defense of Democracies, and Founder, Horizon Advisory

Areas of expertise

International organizations

Wolfgang Lehmacher

Operating Partner, Industrial Innovation Partners, Anchor Group

Andrea Durkin

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

Areas of expertise

US-China relations
Tariffs and trade barriers

Leigh Wedell

COO and Co-Founder, Basilinna; Senior Fellow, Paulson Institute

Areas of expertise

US-China trade
China market access and expansion

Marko Papic

Partner and Chief Strategist, Clocktower Group

Areas of expertise

Investments and markets

Akhil Ramesh

Senior Fellow, Pacific Forum

Rob York

Director, Regional Affairs, Pacific Forum

Kati Suominen

Research Fellow, Hinrich Foundation and Founder and CEO, Nextrade Group

Areas of expertise

Digital trade
Trade and technology
Sustainable trade
Trade facilitation

Akhmad Bayhaqi

Senior Analyst, APEC Policy Support Unit

Ivana Karásková

China Analyst, Association for International Affairs (AMO)

Pranay Kotasthane

Deputy Director, The Takshashila Institution

Luke Patey

Senior Researcher, Danish Institute for International Studies

Mark A. Cohen

Distinguished Senior Fellow and Director, Berkeley Center for Law and Technology

Areas of expertise

Chinese technology
Intellectual property
Law and technology

Philip C. Rogers

PhD candidate in political science, University of California, Berkeley

Areas of expertise

Chinese political economy
Corporate law

Joshua P. Meltzer

Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution

Areas of expertise

Digital trade
Technology and trade
US-China trade

Neha Mishra

Assistant Professor, Geneva Graduate Institute

Deborah Elms

Founder and Executive Director, Asian Trade Centre

Caroline Freund

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

Christine McDaniel

Senior Research Fellow, Mercatus Center

Leslie Griffin

Principal, Allinea LLC

Tim Trainer

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

Scott Miller

Senior Adviser, Abshire-Inamori Leadership Academy, CSIS