Kati Suominen

Founder and Partner at U.S. Export Capital, LLC

Kati Suominen is Founder and Partner at U.S. Export Capital, LLC in Los Angeles, Adjunct Fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, and Adjunct Professor at the UCLA Anderson School of Management. She is also American Assembly’s Next Generation Fellow. In 2010-2012, she was Resident Fellow in U.S. and Global Economics at the German Marshall Fund of the United States in Washington. In 2004-2010, she served as Trade Economist at the Inter-American Development Bank in Washington, where she advised senior trade policymakers around the world, and managed Bank’s global and Asia-Pacific trade policy research and partnerships, including with the WTO and the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) senior officials. She has published over 50 articles and 8 books on global economy and trade, most recently Peerless and Periled: The Paradox of America's Leadership of the World Economic Order (Stanford University Press, 2012). She has also authored Globalization at Risk: Challenges to Finance and Trade (Yale University Press, 2010) and Economics of Free Trade (Edward Elgar, 2011) with Gary Hufbauer from the Peter G. Peterson Institute for International Economics, and Sovereign Remedy? Trade Agreements in the Globalizing World (Oxford University Press, 2009), Regional Rules in the Global Trading System (Cambridge University Press, 2009), and Bridging Trade Agreements in the Americas (IDB, 2009). She holds MBA from Wharton School fo Business (2009) and joint PhD in Political Economy and International Relations from the University of California, San Diego (2004).