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Tue, Jul 6, 2021

Busch in The Hill: New study makes the case for more US free trade deals

Marc Busch writes that a recent study on the impact of US trade deals undersells the benefits that deeper and more cutting-edge deals with other countries could have for the US economy

In the News by Marc L. Busch

Americas Economy & Business

Sat, Jun 26, 2021

Busch in The Hill: Is this the end of the generalized system of preferences on trade?

Marc Busch writes that a recent bill in Congress to update the United States' Generalized System of Preferences risks undermining incentives for developing countries and thus hurting US exports.

In the News by Marc L. Busch

Economy & Business Trade

Tue, Jun 15, 2021

FAST THINKING: An Airbus-Boeing deal, seventeen years in the making

The agreement, announced just ahead of Biden’s first US-EU Summit, will suspend billions of dollars’ worth of threatened tariffs for five years. So why, after nearly two decades of wrangling, did this happen now?

Fast Thinking by Atlantic Council

Economy & Business European Union

Marc L. Busch is the Karl F. Landegger professor of international business diplomacy at the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University and a nonresident senior fellow in the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security. He is an expert on international trade policy and law.

He chairs the International Standards Organization (ISO) committee drafting a standard on International Affairs and Trade Policy (ISO/IEC 17024). He hosts TradeCraft ( @TradeCraft_pod), a podcast on trade policy and law available on iTunes and SoundCloud. He previously served for two terms as a “cleared advisor” on technical trade barriers to the US Department of Commerce and the United States trade representative. 

Dr. Busch has addressed a wide range of governments and international institutions, including the Advisory Centre on World Trade Organization Law, the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, the World Bank, and the United Nations. He has testified before the US Congress on Airbus-Boeing litigation, the Canadian Senate on softwood lumber litigation, and a NAFTA 2022 panel on best practices in dispute settlement. He has consulted to APCO Worldwide, Bell Canada, Booz Allen Hamilton, Boston Consulting Group, DCI Group, Frontier Strategy Group, Goruck, Health Canada, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, McKinsey & Company, Monitor Group, Nomacorc, PhRMA, Philip Morris International, Sidley Austin, the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, the United Nations, the World Bank, and the Trade Law Division of the Department of International Trade Canada.

He previously taught at Queen’s University and Harvard. In 2010, Forbes Magazine named his course, “Business, Government and the Global Economy,” one of the Top 10 Most Innovative MBA courses in the United States.