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 includeFree Trade, Sovereignty, Democracy: The Future of the World Trade Organization (AEI Press, 2001), in which he identifies challenges to the WTO and to the future of trade liberalization.
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.