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Daniel Pearson joins the Cato Institute after serving for 10 years on the U.S. International Trade Commission, the federal agency that, among other responsibilities, oversees the U.S. trade remedy laws. Pearson was nominated to the USITC by President George W. Bush and began his term as a commissioner on October 8, 2003. He served as Chairman for the two-year term beginning June 17, 2006 and as Vice Chairman for the two-year term beginning June 17, 2008. Prior to joining the USITC, Pearson served as assistant vice president of Public Affairs and as a policy analyst for Cargill from 1987-2003. He was agricultural legislative assistant to Sen. Rudy Boschwitz of Minnesota from 1981-1987.

More from Daniel R. Pearson


U.S. Sugar Policy Is Not So Sweet

US News and World Report Online. February 14, 2015.

Will India Destroy the WTO’s Agricultural Reforms?

The Hill (Online). October 14, 2014.

India’s Dangerous Food Subsidies

The Diplomat. August 26, 2014.

Cato Studies

Toward Free Trade in Sugar

Policy Analysis No. 768. February 11, 2015.

The Obama Administration’s Trade Agenda Is Crumbling

Free Trade Bulletin No. 58. March 19, 2014.