The New Rules of the Road: A Progressive Approach to Globalization


October 13, 2016, 12:15 PM to 1:30 PM EDT
PIIE Webcast, Washington, DC

Jared Bernstein (Center on Budget and Policy Priorities), C. Fred Bergsten (PIIE), Daniel Griswold (George Mason University) and Jennifer A. Hillman (Cassidy Levy Kent and Georgetown University Law Center)

Event Summary

Jared Bernstein, senior fellow at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, outlined his new paper coauthored with Lori Wallach, director of Public Citizen's Global Trade Watch, “The New Rules of the Road: A Progressive Approach to Globalization,” on October 13, 2016. C. Fred Bergsten (PIIE), Daniel Griswold (George Mason University), and Jennifer A. Hillman (Georgetown Law Center), provided their comments on the opportunities for rethinking trade policies. 

Bernstein has been with the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities since May 2011. He was previously chief economist and economic adviser to Vice President Joe Biden, executive director of the White House Task Force on the Middle Class, and a member of President Obama’s economic team. Prior to serving the Obama administration, Bernstein was a senior economist and the director of the Living Standards Program at the Economic Policy Institute.

Bergsten was the founding director of the Institute from 1981 through 2012. He was previously assistant secretary for international affairs of the US Treasury during 1977–81. He is currently serving his second term as a member of the President's Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations.

Griswold is Mercatus Center Senior Research Fellow and the codirector of the Program on the American Economy and Globalization at George Mason University. He previously served as president of the National Association of Foreign-Trade Zones (NAFTZ). Prior to NAFTZ, Griswold was director of Trade and Immigration Studies for the Cato Institute.

Hillman is a faculty member in Georgetown's Institute of International Economic Law and a partner in the law firm of Cassidy Levy Kent. She recently completed her term as one of seven members from around the world serving on the World Trade Organization’s Appellate Body and, prior to that, served nine years as a commissioner at the United States International Trade Commission. She was also previously general counsel at the office of the United States Trade Representative.