Kati Suominen is an adjunct fellow with the CSIS Europe Program. In 2010–2012, she was a resident fellow in the Economics Program of the German Marshall Fund of the United States, where she focused on U.S. and global economic, trade, and financial policy. In 2004–2010, she served as international trade economist at the Inter-American Development Bank in Washington, where she advised senior trade policymakers around the world and managed the bank’s global and Asia-Pacific trade and economic policy research. In 2006–2009, she served as adviser to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) senior officials meetings on ways to advance regional free trade. Ms. Suominen started her career working on Western Hemisphere affairs at the Inter-American Dialogue, a Washington think tank. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Washington International Trade Association, and Women in International Trade.
Ms. Suominen has authored over 50 articles and 8 books on trade and economics and is currently writing a monograph on U.S. trade policy. Her latest book is Peerless and Periled: The Paradox of America’s Leadership in the World Economic Order (Stanford University Press, 2012). Other recent volumes include Economics of Free Trade (Edward Elgar, 2012) with Gary Hufbauer and Globalization at Risk: Challenges to Finance and Trade (Yale University Press, 2010), also with Hufbauer, which Foreign Affairs magazine named as one of the year’s best international affairs books. Her articles have appeared in such journals as World Economy, Global Economy Journal, Journal of Globalization and Development, Economia, World Trade Review, American Journal of Political Science, Journal of East Asian Studies, and International Spectator. She has also authored articles in Foreign Policy, RealClear World, and Roubini.com, and for the UK-based Chatham House and the Center for Economic Policy Research (CEPR). She has provided commentary in such media as Bloomberg, CSPAN, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, AFP, Politico, USA Today, Time, Global Journal, and U.S. News and World Report. And she has spoken widely on global economic policy issues in 20 countries and at such venues as the International Monetary Fund, World Bank, World Trade Organization, U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. International Trade Commission, and lectured at such universities as American, Columbia, George Washington, Georgetown, and Johns Hopkins/SAIS. Ms. Suominen holds an M.B.A. from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, a Ph.D. in political economy and international relations from the University of California at San Diego, an M.A. in international relations from Boston University, and a B.A. in political science and international relations from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.