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Free trade agreements

Free trade agreements can remove trade barriers and increase the flow of goods and services between countries. We assess various agreements – whether multilateral, plurilateral or bilateral – to understand how FTAs can impact the global economy and individual countries.

Our FTA 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

Stewart Paterson

Research Fellow, Hinrich Foundation

Areas of expertise

Macroeconomics
Monetary policy
Political economy

Andrea Durkin

Editor-in-Chief, TradeVistas

Areas of expertise

US-China relations
WTO
Tariffs and trade barriers

Alice Calder

Program Manager, Mercatus Center at George Mason University

Areas of expertise

Immigration and international trade
Innovation and entrepreneurship
Economics and culture