Kati Suominen is visiting adjunct professor at UCLA Anderson School of Management and expert in international trade and economics. She is also Founder and Partner at U.S. Export Capital, a start-up merchant bank and fund for American small and mid-size exporters, and Adjunct Fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington.
In 2010-12, Suominen was a Resident Fellow in the Economics Program of the German Marshall Fund of the United States, where she focused on US and global economic 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 2006-09, she also served as advisor to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) senior officials meetings on ways to advance toward regional free trade. In 2012, she co-chaired a global expert commission on the future of the WTO.
Suominen has authored over 50 articles and published 8 books on trade and economics, and is currently authoring a monograph on American trade policy. Her latest book is Peerless and Periled: The Paradox of America?s Leadership in the World Economic Order (Stanford University Press, 2012). Her other recent volumes include Economics of Free Trade (Edward Elgar, 2012) with Gary Hufbauer of the Peter G. Peterson Institute for International Economics, 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 further co-authored and edited books include Sovereign Remedy? Trade Agreements in a Globalizing World (Oxford University Press, 2009), Regional Rules in the Global Trading System (Cambridge University Press, 2009), Bridging Trade Agreements in the Americas (IDB, 2009), Gatekeepers of Commerce: Rules of Origin and International Economic Integration (IDB, 2008), and Governing Regional Integration for Development (Ashgate, 2008).
Her articles have appeared in numerous books and such peer-reviewed 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 numerous articles in Foreign Policy, RealClear World, VoxEU.org, 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 US News and World Report.
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, US Department of Commerce, US International Trade Commission, and lectured at such universities as American, Columbia, George Washington, Georgetown, and Johns Hopkins/SAIS, UC San Diego, Sciences Po, and University of Barcelona.
Suominen was named American Assembly's Next Generation Fellow in 2010. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, Washington International Trade Association, and Women in International Trade. She started her career working on Western Hemisphere affairs at the Inter-American Dialogue in Washington.
International Trade, Global Macroeconomics, U.S. Competitiveness, U.S. Role in World Economy, Political Economy, Asia-Pacific, the Americas, Financial Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Double Bottom Line