| Clyde Prestowitz |
|Alma mater||Swarthmore College, University of Hawaii, Wharton Business School|
Clyde Prestowitz is the founder and President of the Economic Strategy Institute. He formerly served as counselor to the Secretary of Commerce in the Reagan Administration. He is a labor economist. Prestowitz has written for Foreign Affairs.
Early life and education
Prestowitz was born to a family with a conservative Republican and evangelical Christian background and earned a B.A. from Swarthmore College; an M.A. in East-West Policies and Economics from the East-West Center of the University of Hawaii; and an M.B.A. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
During the Reagan Administration he served as Counselor to the Secretary of Commerce with a special focus on Japan with which he was the lead U.S. negotiator. He was a leader of the first U.S. Trade Mission to China in 1982 and helped to arrive at agreements that enabled U.S. companies to establish operations in China.
He was a White House adviser in the Obama administration and served as Vice Chairman of President Clinton’s Commission on Trade and Investment in the Asia-Pacific region. He was also a director of the Export Import Bank of the United States under Clinton and served at the same time as the President of the Pacific Basin Economic Council.
In his 2021 book The World Turned Upside Down: America, China, and the Struggle for Global Leadership he describes "the key challenges posed by China and the strategies America and the Free World must adopt to meet them. He argues that these must be more sophisticated and more comprehensive than a narrowly targeted trade war. Rather, he urges strategies that the United States and its allies can use unilaterally without contravening international or domestic law."
Books & Articles
- The World Turned Upside Down: America, China, and the Struggle for Global Leadership, 2021
- Our Incoherent China Policy: The proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership is bad economics, and even worse as containment of China. American Prospect Fall 2015
- Could Germany save eurozone by leaving it? CNN May 30, 2012
- The Betrayal of American Prosperity: Free Market Delusions, America's Decline, and How We Must Compete in the Post-Dollar Era, 2010 ISBN 978-1-4391-1979-2
- Three Billion New Capitalists: The Great Shift of Wealth And Power to the East, 2005
- The South Korean Firehose The Globalist July 25, 2005
- Don't Pester Europe on Genetically Modified Food The New York Times Op-Ed January 24, 2003
- Rogue Nation - American Unilateralism and The Failure of Good Intentions, 2003
- Trading Places - How We Are Giving Our Future to Japan and How to Reclaim It, 1993
- The World Turned Upside Down: The Impact of the Return of India and China to their Historical Global Weight MIT World Video - 04-04-06
- In Depth: Tuff Enough? Can the US continue to command the attention of world markets when the dollar is dropping and free trade is flourishing? PBS' Foreign Exchange with Fareed Zakaria, aired on August 4, 2006. Transcript
- Three Billion New Capitalists book interview on ABC Radio Australia, July 11, 2006
Events Participated in
|Bilderberg/1998||14 May 1998||17 May 1998||Scotland|
|The 46th Bilderberg meeting, held in Scotland, chaired by Peter Carrington|
|Bilderberg/2001||24 May 2001||27 May 2001||Sweden|
|The 49th Bilderberg, in Sweden. Reported on the WWW.|
|Bilderberg/2002||30 May 2002||2 June 2002||US|
|The 50th Bilderberg, held at Chantilly, Virginia.|