Thomas Duesterberg

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Thomas Duesterberg

Dr. Duesterberg is a senior fellow at Hudson Institute, in Washington, D.C. Previous positions include: Executive Director of the Manufacturing & Society in the 21st Century Program at the Aspen Institute; 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 US Congress, and academia.

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How the US and the EU can reach a better understanding on trade – with China in mind

US trade representative (USTR) Robert Lighthizer and EU Commissioner for Trade Cecilia Malmström are meeting this week in Brussels for the second time to advance talks on a potential trade deal. Based on the past 18 months of an evolving Trump trade policy, what can Europe expect from this dialogue?...

Germany must assume more leadership on global economic issues

German complacency on issues of international and domestic economic management is becoming a threat to the country’s economic future and to containing tensions in trade caused by the rise of China in the East and of populism in the West. The most urgent priority is to address China’s mercantilist challenge to the global trade system embodied in the World Trade Organization (WTO)...

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...