Uri Dadush is a Non-resident fellow at Bruegel, based in Washington DC, and a Research Professor at the School of Public Policy at the University of Maryland where he teaches courses on trade policy and on macroeconomic analysis and policy. He is also a Non-Resident Fellow at the Policy Center for the New South in Rabat, Morocco and Principal of Economic Policy International LLC, providing consulting services to international organizations. He was a co-chair of the Trade, Investment and Globalization Task-Force of the T20 and Vice-Chair of the Global Agenda Council on Trade and Investment at the World Economic Forum.
He was previously Director of the International Economics Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Prior to that he was Director of International Trade, Director of Economic Policy, and Director of the Development Prospects Group at the World Bank. Based previously in London, Brussels and Milan, he spent 15 years in the private sector, where he was President of the Economist Intelligence Unit, Group Vice President of Data Resources Inc., and a consultant with McKinsey and Co.
His books include: Trade Preferences, Foreign Aid and Self-Interest; Trade Policy in Morocco: Taking Stock and Looking Forward (with Pierre Sauve' , co-editor); WTO Accessions and Trade Multilateralism (with Chiedu Osakwe, co-editor); Juggernaut: How Emerging Markets Are Transforming Globalization (with William Shaw); Inequality in America (with Kemal Dervis and others); Currency Wars (with Vera Eidelman, co-editor); and Paradigm Lost: The Euro in Crisis. He is presently working on a book on the crisis in the world trading system.
His columns have appeared in the Financial Times, the Wall Street Journal, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, Il Sole 24 Ore, Le Monde, Liberation, L’Espresso and El Pais.
He has a BA and MA in Economics from Hebrew University of Jerusalem and a PhD in Business Economics from Harvard University.
Disclaimer of external interests
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The Annual Meetings are Bruegel's flagship event which gathers high-level speakers to discuss the economic topics that affect Europe and the world.
What is the future of GVCs?
This policy contribution assesses how the trading system has changed over the last five years
The tariffs affected at least $7.2 billion imports of the relevant steel and aluminium products from the EU into the US in 2017.
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This Policy Contribution has a purposefully narrow focus, ie China’s business practices and their effects on western firms.
The European Union-China Comprehensive Agreement on Investment binds Chinese liberalisation of its foreign investment regulations under an internation
COVID-19 vaccination in Europe and the United States is moving too slowly and is failing to prevent avoidable death and economic disruption. More must
A recovery from the COVID-19 recession is underway though the suffering is far from over, especially for the most vulnerable. Inequality is both a con
Although the economic implications of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) for the EU are modest, the geopolitical and strategic imp
A Joe Biden Administration would have to decide to what extent to unpick the major United States trade policy shifts of the last four years. A quick r
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Third day of Bruegel Annual Meetings.
Bruegel's flagship event transformed into a virtual conference for pandemic times
The global economy is showing signs of recovery from the economic crisis caused by COVID-19, though the spread of the coronavirus is accelerating in s
The US-China trade war has placed EU trade relations with China under the microscope. Should the EU challenge China’s trade practices and employ trade
The tentatively agreed deal between China and the United States temporarily stops a dangerous dynamic, yet it falls far short of the negotiating objec
The decline in manufacturing employment is often seen as a major reason for rising inequality, social tensions, and the slump of entire communities.
More can be done to capture the untapped trade and investment opportunities that exist between China and the EU. China’s size and dynamism, and its re
Why did such a sharp and steady slowdown occur against a background of loose monetary policy, supportive fiscal policy, low inflation and absence of e
Details of the US-Japan mini-trade deal are lacking but the agreements’ direct impact on the US and Japanese economies is likely to be minuscule. The
After nearly 20 years of on-off negotiations, the European Union and Mercosur – a customs union covering Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay – in
President Trump’s radical trade policy continues, as do trade disputes with China. The president promised to sign far better trade deals, ensure fair
If faced with a resurgent President Trump after the next US election, the EU will have some difficult decisions to make as it is compelled to enter a
If allowed to escalate, the trade dispute between China and the United States will significantly increase the likelihood of a global protectionist sur
Considering a world absent a multilateral trading system is not to promote such an outcome, but to encourage all to prepare for the worst and instil g
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What role will the EU play in the resolution of the global trade crisis?
The global trading system is under attack on various fronts. In this Policy Contribution, the authors examine the root causes of the current problems,
This joint publication collects the papers produced as part of the third collaboration between Bruegel and the Policy Center for the New South (PCNS).
This event will look at the Chinese Belt and Road Initiative as well as the response from the rest of the world.
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Youth unemployment is a major obstacle to the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region’s human and economic development. In this blog post, Uri Dadu
Ten years after the G20 proved its effectiveness in dealing with the global financial crisis, it needs to step up its efforts to overcome a political
In this Policy Contribution, the authors provide an economic assessment of the trade agreements between the EU and North Africa. They argue that the c
In the third edition of the "Platform for Advanced & Emerging Economies Policy Dialogue" we will discuss trade flows and trade policy between Europe a
President Trump and his trade team are set on a path of protectionism and economic nationalism. Trump’s intended measure raises four issues for the EU
Morocco is an interesting case of structural labour market disequilibrium despite respectable growth, and illustrates the issues facing the region’s o
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This presentation was delivered in Malta at the Western Mediterranean Forum, commonly referred to as 5+5 Dialogue, was officially launched in Rome in
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In the face of exceptional challenges, the G20 should step up its efforts in 2017 to preserve the current global trade and investment system, includin
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Reflecting the fact that the United States imports more than it exports, border adjustment tax is considered by its proponents as an essential part of
This joint publication brings together the papers produced as part of the first collaboration between Bruegel and the OCP Policy Center. Within the th
The energy landscape of the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean is inefficient and unsustainable. Yet there is much potential for cooperation. How coul
First edition of the annual "Platform for Advanced & Emerging Economies Policy Dialogue"