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Thomas J. Duesterberg

Senior Fellow

Thomas J. Duesterberg is a senior fellow at Hudson Institute. An expert of trade, manufacturing, economics, and foreign policy, Dr. Duesterberg leads project work on trade with Europe and China, reform of the World Trade Organization (WTO), global competition in advanced technologies such as 5G, and the strength of the U.S. manufacturing sector.

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 U.S. Department of Commerce, chief of staff to Rep. Chris Cox and Sen. 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 200 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, and the Board of Trustees of the American University of Rome. He is a graduate of Princeton University (B.A.) and Indiana University (M.A., Ph.D.).

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Thomas Duesterberg was quoted in South China Morning Post about Trump’s China policy.

Tom Duesterberg was quoted in The Indy Star about Trump’s manufacturing policy.

Tom Duesterberg was mentioned in VOA about the importance of supporting core U.S. industries that contribute to National Security.

Tom Duesterberg was mentioned in The Daily Caller about institutional reform of the WTO.

Tom Duesterberg was quoted in Foreign Policy about U.S. effort to depart WTO.

Tom Duesterberg was quoted in the Patriot Post about the role of wireless communication and network building in U.S. competition with China.

Tom Duesterberg was quoted in South China Morning Post about how the coronavirus outbreak could impact the coming election.

Tom Duesterberg was quoted in National Journal about current U.S. legislation aimed at drawing global attention to Huawei alternatives.

Tom Duesterberg was mentioned in Washington Times_ about how Coronavirus will impact China’s economy.

Tom Duesterberg was mentioned in Axios about China’s efforts to control technological industries.

Tom Duesterberg is quoted in Axios on the impact of the US-China trade fight on American businesses.

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