Ben Beachy

Research Director, Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch

Ben Beachy is the research director for Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch. He investigates the impacts and implications of U.S. trade policy on jobs, public interest regulation, financial stability and democratic policymaking.

Before joining Global Trade Watch, Mr. Beachy analyzed the impacts of U.S. trade, aid and lending policies in Latin America for six years as a Nicaragua-based policy analyst and as a D.C.-based national organizer for Witness for Peace. He has also worked as a visiting research fellow at Tufts University’s Global Development and Environment Institute, an investment analyst for the Tellus Institute in Boston, an agriculture researcher for ActionAid in India and a labor rights investigator for the Worker Rights Consortium in Central America.

His published articles have focused on post-food crisis trade policy, the impacts of U.S. and IMF policies in Latin America, and new economic indicators to supplement GDP. Mr. Beachy received a B.A. from Goshen College and a Master in Public Policy from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.

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