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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.

Stephen Olson

Former Senior Research Fellow, Hinrich Foundation

Areas of expertise

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

Nathan Picarsic

Senior Fellow, Foundation for Defense of Democracies, and Co-Founder, Horizon Advisory

Emily de la Bruyère

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

Areas of expertise

International organizations

Nicholas R. Lardy

Nonresident Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics

Tianlei Huang

Research Fellow and China Program Coordinator, Peterson Institute for International Economics

Douglas B. Fuller

Associate Professor at City University of Hong Kong

Alan Dupont

Senior Research Fellow, Hinrich Foundation and CEO, Cognoscenti Group

Areas of expertise

International relations
China and East-Asia

Tom James

CEO, CIO, and Co-Founder of TradeFlow Capital Management

Nina Xiang

Founder, China Money Network

Jia Hui Tee

Senior Trade Policy Analyst, Hinrich Foundation

Joshua P. Meltzer

Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution

Areas of expertise

Digital trade
Technology and trade
US-China trade

Joseph Whitlock

Executive Director, Global Data Alliance

Arjun Gargeyas

Master in Public Policy Candidate, Harvard Kennedy School

William Reinsch

Senior Adviser and Scholl Chair in International Business, CSIS

Emily Benson

Senior Fellow, Center for Strategic and International Studies

Claire Brunel

Associate Professor, School of International Service

Tom Zylkin

Associate Professor of Economics, University of Richmond

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

Stewart Paterson

Research Fellow, Hinrich Foundation

Areas of expertise

Monetary policy
Political economy

Daniel Trefler

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

Henry Storey

Senior Analyst - Asia, Dragoman

Philip Stevens

Executive Director, Geneva Network

Jennifer Brant

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

Andrea Durkin

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

Areas of expertise

US-China relations
Tariffs and trade barriers

Jeremy Mark

Senior Fellow , Atlantic Council’s GeoEconomics Center

Wolfgang Lehmacher

Operating Partner, Industrial Innovation Partners, Anchor Group

Leigh Wedell

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

Areas of expertise

US-China trade
China market access and expansion

Nis Grünberg

Lead Analyst, MERICS

François Chimits

Analyst, MERICS

Max Song

Chief Executive Officer, Carbonbase

Siddharth Poddar

Co-founder and Managing Editor, StoneBench

Keith M. Rockwell

Senior Research Fellow, Hinrich Foundation

Areas of expertise

Trade policy
Free trade agreements
Trade negotiations

Kati Suominen

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

Areas of expertise

Digital trade
Trade and technology
Sustainable trade
Trade facilitation

Rebecca Arcesati

Lead Analyst, MERICS

Jeroen Groenewegen-Lau

Head of Program, MERICS

Rob York

Director, Regional Affairs, Pacific Forum

Akhil Ramesh

Senior Fellow, Pacific Forum

Mark A. Cohen

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

Areas of expertise

Chinese technology
Intellectual property
Law and technology

Ivana Karásková

China Analyst, Association for International Affairs (AMO)

Neha Mishra

Assistant Professor, Geneva Graduate Institute

Pranay Kotasthane

Deputy Director, The Takshashila Institution

Luke Patey

Senior Researcher, Danish Institute for International Studies

Philip C. Rogers

PhD candidate in political science, University of California, Berkeley

Areas of expertise

Chinese political economy
Corporate law

Deborah Elms

Head of Trade Policy, Hinrich Foundation

Areas of expertise

Trade policy
Free trade agreements
Intellectual property rights
Digital trade
Trade and climate
Trade facilitation
Supply chains
Goods, services, customs, investments, MSMEs

Kieran Thompson

Sector Manager, Defence Advanced Manufacturing and Technology, Dragoman

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

Ed Gerwin

President, Trade Guru LLC

Areas of expertise

International trade policy
International trade law
International trade and federal relations

Anne Kim

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

Tim Trainer

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

Scott Miller

Senior Adviser, Abshire-Inamori Leadership Academy, CSIS