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Clyde Prestowitz

Founder and President of the Economic Strategy Institute

Clyde Prestowitz is founder and President of the Economic Strategy Institute, a Washington think-tank on international trade policy.

His latest book, Rogue Nation addresses the disconnect between how the United States perceives itself and the international order and how the rest of the world perceives America and the international order.

Mr. Prestowitz has also published in the New York Times, Washington Post, and Foreign Affairs. He is the author of the best-selling book on U.S.-Japan relations, Trading Places, and co-author and editor of several other books on international trade and business strategy.

Prior to founding ESI, Clyde Prestowitz served as counselor to the Secretary of Commerce in the Reagan Administration.

Before joining the Commerce Department, he was a senior executive with American Can Company and Scott Paper Company in the United States, Europe, Japan — and throughout Asia and Latin America.

He has served as vice chairman of the President’s Committee on Trade and Investment in the Pacific. He sits on the board of the U.S. Member Committee of PBEC and is a member of the advisory board of Intel Corp.

Mr. Prestowitz has a B.A. with honors from Swarthmore College, an M.A. in East-West Policies and Economics from the East-West Center of the University of Hawaii — and an M.B.A. from the Wharton Graduate School of Business. He also studied at Keio University in Tokyo. He is fluent in Japanese, Dutch, German, and French.

Articles by Clyde Prestowitz

The Next U.S. President: Set Up for Failure?

How are current U.S. policies creating a more difficult task for future U.S. leaders?

August 2, 2005

The South Korean Firehose

What impact has technology had on the lives of modern South Koreans?

July 25, 2005

China and the Comfortable Road to Ruin

Are India's and China's means of advancement hurting their long-term development?

July 21, 2005

Is the United States a Rogue Nation? Doubts of a U.S. Conservative

Will the United States be able to find its place in the process of economic and political globalization?

July 13, 2003