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Simon Lester

Associate Director, Herbert A. Stiefel Center for Trade Policy Studies
August 12, 2015
Commentary

Tariffs Key to Successfully Negotiating Trade Deals

If we could focus trade liberalization efforts on helping consumers through the elimination of import taxes, rather than adding new governance mandates at the request of interest groups, a lot of the opposition to trade agreements would melt away.
Philadelphia Inquirer
July 1, 2015
Commentary

Putting the TPP in Perspective

In reality, however, the TPP may remain of secondary importance, as just one of many bilateral and regional trade agreements that are subsumed under the broader framework established by the World Trade Organization (WTO).
Huffington Post
January 8, 2015
Commentary

America’s Free‐​Trade Conundrum

When we talk about free trade, are we simply talking about putting limits on domestic protectionism? Or do we have in mind a broader notion of a “single market”?
National Interest (Online)