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Ed Gerwin

Ed Gerwin is a senior fellow for trade and global opportunity at the Progressive Policy Institute. He is also president of Trade Guru LLC.

At PPI Gerwin runs a trade policy program that focuses on how U.S. engagement in the global economy can support greater and more inclusive economic growth and good jobs for more Americans. His work includes extensive writing and research on how digital tools, modern logistics, and smarter policy can help more small businesses benefit from global trade. Gerwin has frequently advised Administration officials, senior Congressional staff, and the broader trade community on substantive and strategic issues related to public support for trade.

Prior to PPI, Gerwin was a Senior Fellow at Third Way and a Partner in the Washington, D.C. office of the international law firm of Winston & Strawn LLP. During his 28-year career at Winston & Strawn, Gerwin represented and advised U.S. and global clients on international trade and federal relations matters, including trade agreements, investment, investigations, trade remedies, and legislation.

Gerwin has authored numerous reports on trade policy issues and is a frequent speaker at Congressional, think tank, and business forums. He has also authored editorials on trade topics for publications including Bloomberg, Forbes, The Hill, The Huffington Post, Republic 3.0, Roll Call, and The Wall Street Journal and is a regular commentator on trade policy and politics.

Writings

Op-eds and Articles

By and / 6.22.2016

The Washington Post’s Catherine Rampell recently detailed the economic carnage that would result from Donald Trump’s reckless approach to trade — including likely recessions, millions of lost jobs, and higher prices for American consumers. As we’ve detailed, protectionism is bad economics. But, apparently, it’s been good politics for Trump as well as Bernie Sanders, both […]

Press Releases

By / 5.19.2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 19, 2016 Contact: Cody Tucker, ctucker@ppionline.org, 202-775-0106; Steven Chlapecka, schlapecka@ppionline.org, 202-525-3931 WASHINGTON—Ed Gerwin, senior fellow for trade and global opportunity at the Progressive Policy Institute (PPI), today released the following statement after the United States International Trade Commission (USITC) released a new report concerning the likely impact of the Trans-Pacific Partnership […]

Op-eds and Articles

By and / 4.19.2016

In this campaign season of populist anger and demagoguery, bad ideas are bubbling to the surface like marsh gas. Among the worst is protectionism, which would wreak havoc on a U.S. economy that’s finally picking up steam. Both Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders have seized on trade as a convenient scapegoat for the nation’s economic […]

PPI In the News

By / 1.13.2016

With the release of the full text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement last November, the American people and their representatives now have an extensive opportunity to analyze the specific provisions of the proposed deal. In addition, as required by recent trade legislation, the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) is conducting a detailed, independent […]

Op-eds and Articles

By / 11.27.2015

During the seven years that the Trans-Pacific Partnership was being negotiated, critics repeatedly claimed that the trade agreement wouldn’t be about trade or cutting tariffs but, instead, would primarily advance the special interests of large multinationals. Economist Joseph Stiglitz, for example, warned that the TPP could “benefit the wealthiest sliver of the American and global […]

Other

By / 11.20.2015

With the release of the full text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), America now has an important—and extensive—opportunity to review the agreement’s actual terms. Critics are certain to reprise old arguments, including those that blame trade for economic disruptions whose origins often lie elsewhere. And they’ll offer newer criticisms, including the claim that TPP isn’t […]

Blog

By / 10.26.2015

On real Main Streets across America, from Idaho to California to Maine, the Ex-Im Bank supports U.S. jobs. On Main Streets across America, small businesses are a critical source of economic growth and good jobs. Over the past two decades, entrepreneurs and small firms have generated an astounding 65 percent of America’s net new jobs. […]

Press Releases

By / 10.5.2015

WASHINGTON— Ed Gerwin, Senior Fellow for Trade and Global Opportunity at the Progressive Policy Institute (PPI), today released the following statement in response to Monday’s announcement that top trade officials from the 12 Trans-Pacific Partnership countries have successfully completed their negotiations: “PPI welcomes Monday’s announcement that the United States and its 11 negotiating partners have […]

Publications

By / 9.11.2015

Countries trade because trade delivers mutual benefits. New market-opening trade agreements like the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) can enhance the shared benefits of trade by eliminating barriers to expanded international commerce and deepening economic cooperation between partners. It’s not surprising, therefore, that a detailed economic simulation of freer commerce under the TPP finds that each […]

Press Releases

By / 8.3.2015

WASHINGTON— Ed Gerwin, Senior Fellow for Trade and Global Opportunity at the Progressive Policy Institute, today released the following statement after top trade officials from the 12 Trans-Pacific Partnership countries on Friday announced significant progress on the historic trade agreement: “PPI welcomes Friday’s announcement that the United States and its 11 negotiating partners have made […]