Rebuilding the Global Economy: Role of the US Commerce Department and USTR
The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed and worsened many historic economic challenges, compounded by the growing retreat from international cooperation and slowing growth rates. The Peterson Institute is launching a new series, Rebuilding the Global Economy, to lay out for policymakers heading into 2021 what needs to be repaired by defining critical and practical priorities, and offering credible solutions.
These PIIE-led proposals and dialogues will be rolled out through the end of 2020, culminating in the release of a major comprehensive policy program in January 2021. They will take the form of memoranda to policymakers and policy briefs, accompanied by data visualizations, blogs, videos, and virtual events with experts, edited and moderated by Adam S. Posen, president of PIIE.
The virtual discussions will outline a multi-faceted set of policy responses to achieve sustainable, inclusive economic growth and improve human welfare. The first discussion focused on the role of the US Commerce Department and USTR featuring policy memos advising:
- US Commerce Secretary by Evan G. Greenberg, Chairman and CEO of Chubb Limited/Chubb Group and PIIE Board Member
- US Trade Representative by Chad P. Bown, PIIE Reginald Jones Senior Fellow
- Under Secretary of Commerce for Industry and Security by Martin Chorzempa, PIIE Research Fellow
- Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade by Mary E. Lovely, PIIE Senior Fellow
Read the memoranda to policymakers on the Rebuilding the Global Economy microsite