Claude Barfield, a former consultant to the office of the U.S. Trade Representative, researches international trade policy (including trade policy in China and East Asia), the World Trade Organization (WTO), intellectual property, and science and technology policy. His many books and publications include Swap: How Trade Works with Philip Levy, a concise introduction to the principles of world economics, and Telecoms and the Huawei conundrum: Chinese foreign direct investment in the United States, an AEI Economic Studies analysis that explores the case of Chinese telecom equipment maker Huawei and its commitment to long-term investment in the US.
Consultant, Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, 1982-85
Co-Staff Director, President's Commission for a National Agenda for the Eighties, 1979-81
Professional Staff Member, Senate Governmental Affairs Committee, U.S. Senate, 1977-79
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Research, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 1974-77
Reporter, National Journal, 1970-74
Faculty, University of Munich, 1968-69; Yale University, 1962-69
As the U.S. economy continues to sputter, American Enterprise Institute economists identify five areas that could heavily affect an American recovery in 2014: trade, the Federal Reserve, housing, taxes and the Internet.