Area of Expertise
International trade and monetary relations; U.S. trade deficit; U.S.-Asia economic relations; exchange rates; U.S. foreign economic policy making; U.S. import and export policies, statistics and legislation
Stephen D. Cohen, professor emeritus in the School of International Service and an international economist, is an expert on international trade policy, the U.S. trade position, U.S.-Japanese economic relations, trade legislation, international monetary issues, and exchange rates. Cohen has testified before congressional committees with jurisdiction over trade policy. At the U.S.-Japan Trade Council, he served as chief economist; he also has worked for the Commission on the Organization of the Government for the Conduct of Foreign Policy. Cohen is the principal author of Fundamentals of U.S. Foreign Trade Policy: Economics, Politics, Laws, and Issues, the second edition of which was published in 2002. He has authored several other books, including An Ocean Apart: Explaining Three Decades of U.S.-Japanese Trade Friction (1998) and Cowboys and Samurai: Why the United States Is Losing the Battle with the Japanese and Why It Matters. The fifth edition of The Making of U.S. International Economic Policy was published in January 2000. His most recent book is Multinational Corporations and Foreign Direct Investment: Avoiding Simplicity, Embracing Complexity (Oxford University Press, 2007).