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Colin Grabow is a policy analyst at the Cato Institute’s Herbert A. Stiefel Center for Trade Policy Studies where his research focuses on U.S. trade with Asia as well as domestic forms of trade protectionism such as the U.S. sugar program and the Jones Act. His writings have been published in a number of outlets, including USA Today, The Hill, National Review and The Weekly Standard. Prior to joining the Cato Institute he performed political and economic analysis for a Japan-based trading and investment firm, and published research and analysis for an international affairs consulting firm with a focus on U.S.-Asia relations. Grabow holds a BA in international affairs from James Madison University and an MA in international trade and investment policy from George Washington University.

More from Colin Grabow


Why Bolsonaro Should Pursue Free Trade with U.S.

Americas Quarterly. November 14, 2018.

Alaska Lawmakers Must Get Serious About Jones Act Repeal

The Hill (Online). October 10, 2018.

Keep iPhone Production in China

Washington Examiner. September 22, 2018.

Cato Studies


The Jones Act: Charting a New Course after a Century of Failure

December 6, 2018. Conference.

Opportunities for Reform in 2018: The Domestic Agenda

January 23, 2018. Capitol Hill Briefing.

Trump, Trade, and the Asia Pacific

November 29, 2017. Capitol Hill Briefing.