Inu Manak is a research fellow at the Cato Institute. She is an expert in international political economy, with a specialization in international trade policy and law. Dr. Manak’s research focuses on the World Trade Organization (WTO), non‐​judicial treaty mechanisms, technical barriers to trade, regional trade agreements, and development.

Previously, she was a Junior Visiting Fellow at the Center for Trade and Economic Integration at the Graduate Institute and Fellow at TradeLab, a Geneva‐​based NGO, which assists developing countries, SMEs and NGOs build legal capacity in trade and investment law. Dr. Manak is also a participating scholar in the Robert A. Pastor North American Research Initiative, a joint program between American University’s Center for Latin American and Latino Studies and the School of International Service.

Dr. Manak earned a PhD in government at Georgetown University.