Thomas Duesterberg

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Thomas Duesterberg

Dr. Duesterberg is Executive Director of the Manufacturing & Society in the 21st Century Program at the Aspen Institute. Previous positions include: Assistant Secretary of US Department of Commerce for International Economic Policy; President and CEO of The Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation; and various positions in think tanks, the U S Congress, and academia.

This author wrote:

The Chinese threat to the liberal economic order and the US-European convergence

US-European cooperation on economic issues is at a low ebb. Efforts to rekindle interest in mutually advantageous policies such the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) are not likely to succeed for the time being. Under the prevailing circumstances, transatlantic disillusion­ment has settled in...

The perils on the road to TTIP and the future of the Atlantic Century

The US Congress recently rescued President Obama’s trade agenda from a near-death experience, and the European Parliament reluctantly gave its blessing to move forward on the TTIP negotiations...

Prospects for TTIP in 2015: a view from the United States

While the midterm election of 2014 has mercifully reached its conclusion, its impact on complex issues like TTIP will take many months to unravel. One unambiguous benefit is simply that the election is over and both the President and lawmakers will have less apprehension about toxic reactions from opponents of trade liberalization than before the ballot...

The shifting politics of TTIP in the US, and the window of 2015

The brief in favor of TTIP has always been weighted toward its long-term benefits, both economic and geostrategic...