Through task force reports, international conferences, and fellowship programs, the Chicago Council on Global Affairs is growing its expertise on trade and the global economy. Topics covered range from major trade agreements with Asia and Europe to currency movements to economic relations with China. A team of distinguished fellows and research associates provides analysis and commentary and advises policymakers on the most pressing economic issues of the day. Leading economists from Asia also spend time at the Council each year as visiting fellows through its Dr. Scholl Foundation Visiting Fellowship on US-China Relations, and several are now nonresident fellows.
The Council on Global Affairs also takes advantage of extensive experience and Chicago's vibrant business community to assess both underlying commercial trends and corresponding policy options. The Council has published reports analyzing how Chicago can benefit from advanced manufacturing and trade and attracting more foreign direct investment. We partner with leading local institutions such as Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business, and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago to convene discussions on the state of leading trade negotiations from the Trans-Pacific Partnership to multilateral talks under the World Trade Organization. The Council also hosts events featuring US and international government officials and economists such as the Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade meeting in Chicago in December 2014. And our Global Economy Series brings renowned economists to Chicago each year to speak to the public about the latest global economic developments and the impact on the US economy.


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Does the Trump Administration Know What It's Doing on Trade?

March 7, 2019 for Forbes

Trump Revokes Preferential Trade Status for India, Turkey

March 5, 2019 for Talk Media News

The China Enforcement Puzzle

February 28, 2019 for Forbes

As Brexit Deadline Looms, Will British Get Another Say?

February 27, 2019 for Forbes

What Happened with the China Trade Negotiations?

February 25, 2019 for Forbes

Huawei And The Mounting Costs Of Trump's Inconsistencies

February 23, 2019 for Forbes

Can Auto Tariffs Pry Open Foreign Markets?

February 20, 2019 for Forbes

Trump's China Options Dwindle as the Deadline Looms

February 19, 2019 for The Hill

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