Scholl Chair in International Business

The Scholl Chair examines critical issues in international trade, governance, competitiveness, and development to find solutions for the challenges of a changing world economy

The Scholl Chair examines critical issues in the global political economy including international trade, governance, competitiveness, development and meeting the challenges of a changing world economy.

Established in 1981, the Scholl Chair examines the relationship of international trade and investment to economic growth, innovation, and development. In a time of accelerating global integration and financial instability, America’s role on the world stage is influenced by its ability to effectively integrate trade and international economic objectives into its broader foreign policy.


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Every week, Bill Reinsch writes short commentaries on recent trade policy developments. Read his columns here.

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William Alan Reinsch

William Alan Reinsch

William Alan Reinsch



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Friendshoring the Lithium-Ion Battery Supply Chain: Final Assembly and End Uses

The last report in a series of three, this piece outlines the assembly of lithium-ion battery cells into modules as well as different battery end-uses, and addresses current U.S. policy gaps in producing and deploying the technology.

Brief by William Alan Reinsch, Meredith Broadbent, Thibault Denamiel, and Elias Shammas — June 11, 2024

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Photo: suppa/Adobe Stock

I Just Woke Up. When Am I?

This week, the Scholl Chair explores the historical resonances of the tariff policies being pursued by the major U.S. presidential candidates and the harsh realities of the present. 

Commentary by William Alan Reinsch — June 24, 2024

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Car Wars

Commentary by William Alan Reinsch — June 17, 2024

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