Marie Kasperek

Deputy Director, Global Business and Economics Program

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EU, International Trade, Trade, Trade Policy, Transatlantic Relations, US-China relations


French, German

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Recent Activity

  • June 29, 2019
    Trump lifts some restrictions on Chinese telecommunications firm Huawei US President Donald J. Trump agreed on June 29 to lift some restrictions on Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei and delay imposing new tariffs on Chinese goods. These concessions were announced following
  • June 26, 2019
    US President Donald J. Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping may agree to a temporary ceasefire in their ongoing trade war when they meet in Osaka, Japan, on June 29, but a full trade deal is unlikely, according to Bart
  • May 28, 2019
    The World Trade Organization (WTO)’s appellate body—part of the WTO’s dispute settlement system, once considered “the crown jewel” of the global trading system—is facing an existential crisis. The United States is blocking any new appointments to the body to force
  • May 11, 2019
    When Chinese negotiators reportedly walked back some of their commitments to structural changes within the framework of a US-China trade deal late last week, US President Donald J. Trump threatened to increase tariffs on Chinese imports from 10 percent to
  • May 08, 2019
    A strong economy and the support of his base have created the conditions necessary for US President Donald J. Trump to ratchet up pressure on China in trade talks, according to the Atlantic Council’s Bart Oosterveld. The stock market’s “muted
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Full Bio

Marie Kasperek is the deputy director of the Global Business and Economics Program at the Atlantic Council. In this capacity, she focuses on transatlantic trade and investment, global trade and trade tensions, and economic growth. Overseeing development and execution of new programming, she manages portfolios on European growth, trade, and the transatlantic relationship. Kasperek is the managing editor of the Atlantic Council’s weekly newsletter “The Trade Shop,” which reaches more than ten thousand people on a weekly basis. She has co-authored a report on the future of trade, published op-eds, and leads public discussions as well as live interviews with prominent transatlantic leaders on foreign policy, the transatlantic economy, and trade.

Kasperek has spearheaded conferences in Washington, Singapore, Hong Kong, Brussels, and London. A native of Germany, Kasperek received her bachelor’s degree in European studies and holds a master’s degree in international relations from Maastricht University. As part of her undergraduate study, Marie took courses and conducted research at Sciences Po, Aix en Provence in France.

You can follow her on twitter @TheTradeShop.