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.

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