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.

William Alan Reinsch

William Alan Reinsch

William Alan Reinsch

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The Limits of “Friend-Shoring”

Transatlantic geopolitical authority seems to have consolidated considerably in recent months, but it remains to be seen whether emerging differences represent long-term fissures that could grow or if external factors will make these temporary disagreements obsolete.

Report by Emily Benson and Ethan B. Kapstein — February 1, 2023

Recent Analysis

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APEC 2023: An Old Foundation for New Architectures

In 2023, the United States will host the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum. In the face of growing influence of the G20, APEC could benefit from a major infusion of support.

Critical Questions by Japhet Quitzon and Emily Benson — January 31, 2023

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