Jeffrey J. Schott joined the Peterson Institute for International Economics in 1983 and is a senior fellow working on international trade policy and economic sanctions. During his tenure at the Institute, Schott was also a visiting lecturer at Princeton University (1994) and an adjunct professor at Georgetown University (1986–88). He was a senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (1982–83) and an official of the US Treasury Department (1974–82) in international trade and energy policy. During the Tokyo Round of multilateral trade negotiations, he was a member of the US delegation that negotiated the GATT Subsidies Code. Since January 2003, he has been a member of the Trade and Environment Policy Advisory Committee of the US government. He is also a member of the Advisory Committee on International Economic Policy of the US Department of State.
Schott is the author, coauthor, or editor of several books on trade, including Local Content Requirements: A Global Problem (2013), Understanding the Trans-Pacific Partnership (2012), NAFTA and Climate Change (2011), Figuring Out the Doha Round (2010), Reengaging Egypt: Options for US-Egypt Economic Relations (2010), Economic Sanctions Reconsidered, 3rd edition (2007), Trade Relations Between Colombia and the United States (2006), NAFTA Revisited: Achievements and Challenges (2005), Free Trade Agreements: US Strategies and Priorities (2004), Prospects for Free Trade in the Americas (2001), Free Trade between Korea and the United States? (2001), NAFTA and the Environment: Seven Years Later (2000), The WTO After Seattle (2000), Restarting Fast Track (1998), The World Trading System: Challenges Ahead (December 1996), The Uruguay Round: An Assessment (1994), Western Hemisphere Economic Integration (1994), NAFTA: An Assessment (1993), North American Free Trade: Issues and Recommendations (1992), Economic Sanctions Reconsidered: History and Current Policy (second edition, 1990), Completing the Uruguay Round (1990), Free Trade Areas and U.S. Trade Policy (1989), and The Canada-United States Free Trade Agreement: The Global Impact (1988), as well as numerous articles on US trade policy and the GATT.
Schott holds a BA degree magna cum laude from Washington University, St. Louis (1971), and an MA degree with distinction in international relations from the School of Advanced International Studies of Johns Hopkins University (1973).
NPR's All Things Considered Two Nominations Round Out Obama's Second-Term Cabinet Audio with transcript | May 2, 2013 Jeffrey J. Schott expects the newly-nominated US Trade Representative, Mike Froman, to hit the ground running since he has been at the heart of everything the administration has done on trade.
Council on Foreign Relations Why Transatlantic Trade Winds Are Blowing Online interview | February 25, 2013 PIIE Senior Fellow Jeffrey J. Schott discusses the prospects for an EU-US free trade agreement with CFR Deputy Director Jeanne Park.
US Department of State Conversations with America: US-Korea Free Trade Agreement Video | April 27, 2011 Jeffrey J. Schott joined Jose Fernandez, Assistant Secretary for Economic, Energy, and Business Affairs, in a conversation on the US-Korea Free Trade Agreement. The discussion was hosted by the US Department of State and moderated by Cheryl Benton, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, Bureau of Public Affairs.
United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney Trade Issues Arising from China, Iran, and the Gulf Oil Spill Video | June 22, 2010 In an interview at the United States Studies Centre, University of Sydney, Jeffrey J. Schott discusses the importance of the Asia-Pacific region to the US economy and the way forward for US-China economic relations. The author of several studies on economic sanctions, Schott also addresses the effectiveness of recent UN trade sanctions against Iran as well as the impact of the Gulf oil spill on the White House's attention to trade issues.