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Thomas J. Duesterberg

Senior Fellow

Thomas J. Duesterberg is a senior fellow at Hudson Institute. Previously, Dr. Duesterberg was executive director of the Manufacturing and Society in the 21st Century Program at the Aspen Institute. From 1999 to 2011 he served as president and CEO of the Manufacturers Alliance/MAPI, an economic research and executive education organization based in Virginia. He was also director of the Washington office of Hudson Institute, assistant secretary for international economic policy at the US Department of Commerce, chief of staff to Rep. Chris Cox and Senator Dan Quayle, and associate instructor at Stanford University. He co-wrote U.S. Manufacturing: The Engine of Growth in a Global Economy and three other books, and is the author of over 150 articles in journals and major newspapers. He is on the Board of Advisors of the Manufacturing Public Policy Initiative at Indiana University’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs. He is a graduate of Princeton University (B.A.) and Indiana University (M.A., Ph.D.).

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The Importance of WTO Reform from a Transatlantic Perspective

Thomas J. Duesterberg

Plurilateral agreements are needed to establish and test rules needed for the 21st-century economy....

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Caught in the Crossfire: Balancing EU relations with the U.S. and China

Can the U.S. and Allies Agree on WTO Reform?

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Thomas Duesterberg is interviewed by The Hill on limiting China’s control of 5G technology.

Tom Duesterberg is mentioned in Axios on the national security concerns with 5G and Chinese tech companies

Thomas Duesterberg’s new report on state-subsidized international air carriers is covered by Politico’s Morning Transportation

Thomas Duesterberg quoted in Axios on reinstatement of Iranian sanctions

Thomas Duesterberg quoted in Axios on potential European tariffs

Thomas Duesterberg quoted in Axios on President Trump’s trade policies

Thomas Duesterberg quoted in Axios on the trade war with China

Thomas Duesterberg quoted in Christian Science Monitor on a nationalized 5G network

Tom Duesterberg quoted by The Daily Caller on U.S. law and the technological race against China

Thomas Duesterberg quoted by Fox News on the topic of the Trump administration’s plans to lower U.S. corporate tax rates