Anderson, John E

John E Anderson

Baird Family Professor of Economics


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Clayton Yeutter International Trade Program Video Spotlight

2013 Clayton Yeutter International Trade Center Symposium

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Clayton Yeutter

Clayton Yeutter

Clayton Yeutter was born in Eustis, Neb. and holds B.S., J.D. and Ph.D. degrees with honors from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Yeutter's distinguished background in international trade includes serving as U.S. Trade Representative from 1985-88. While in the position, Yeutter headed negotiations that led to the historic U.S.-Canada Free Trade Agreement, a precursor to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Yeutter also helped launch the most ambitious trade negotiation in history, the 100-nation Uruguay Round, which culminated in the creation of the World Trade Organization. He served as U.S. Secretary of Agriculture from 1989-91.

Program Overview

Department of Commerce

The Clayton Yeutter International Trade Program is funded by the U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration. The funding allows the program to conduct a premier training program in international trade, negotiations and finance for a group of 13 graduate students selected from three UNL colleges: College of Business Administration, College of Law and the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources.

Visiting Scholars

Over the course of two semesters students in the program will participate in a series of seminars presented by six visiting scholars. The program will culminate with a symposium in spring of 2013. Visiting scholars for the 2012 fall semster include:

William J. Davey
William J. Davey,
Guy Raymond Jones Chair Emeritus, University of Illinois College of Law

William J. Davey has taught courses in international trade law, European Union law, international business transactions and corporate/securities law since 1984. From 1995-99, he was on leave and served as the director of the Legal Affairs Division of the World Trade Organization.

Jeffrey J. Schott
Jeffrey J. Schott,
Peterson Institute for International Economics

Jeffrey J. Schott is a senior fellow working on international trade policy and economic sanctions. During the Tokyo Round of multilateral trade negotiations, he was a member of the U.S. delegation that negotiated the GATT Subsidies Code. Since January 2003, he has been a member of the Trade and Environment Policy Advisory Committee of the U.S. government.

Will Martin
Will Martin,
Agricultural and Rural Development in the World Bank's Research Group

Will Martin is manager for Agricultural and Rural Development in the World Bank's Research Group. His recent research has focused primarily on the impacts of changes in trade policy and food prices on poor people in developing countries. Earlier research has also examined the impact of major trade policy reforms—including the Uruguay Round; the Doha Development Agenda; and China's accession to the WTO—on developing countries; implications of climate change for poor people; and implications of improvements in agricultural productivity in developing countries. He trained in economics and agricultural economics at the University of Queensland, the Australian National University and Iowa State University and worked at the Australian Bureau of Agricultural Economics and the Australian National University before joining the World Bank in 1991. Martin is president-elect of the International Association of Agricultural Economists.

Judith Dean
Judith Dean,
Professor of International Economics at Brandeis University

Judith Dean is Professor of International Economics in the International Business School at Brandeis University. Her research focuses on international trade and economic development. Much of her work examines the relationship between trade and the environment. In a series of empirical studies using Chinese data, she has been exploring the possibility that trade growth, foreign investment and production fragmentation may have beneficial effects on the environment. In other work, she studies trade and fragmentation, the effects of non-tariff barriers and the implications of trade preference erosion for developing countries. Judy came to Brandeis from the US International Trade Commission where she was a Senior International Economist in the Research Division, overseeing research on China and with India. Prior to joining the USITC, Judy was Associate Professor of Economics at SAIS, Johns Hopkins University, and Assistant Professor at Bowdoin College. She has been a consultant to the World Bank and the OECD, and a Visiting Scholar at the Indian Statistical Institute, New Delhi, India. She has also helped to establish USITC joint research with Tsinghua University and with the India Development Foundation.

Kym Anderson
Kym Anderson,
George Gollin Professor of Economics, The University of Adelaide

Kym Anderson is a former researcher at the World Trade Organization and the World Bank with expertise in global food and agricultural policies and market trends. Anderson also is professor of economics at Australian National University.

Veronica Haggart
Veronica Haggart
Veronica A. Haggart, LLC

Veronica A. "Roni" Haggart utlizes her more than 30 years of experience in telecommunications and international trade, in her own consulting firm, Veronica A. Haggart, LLC. She works with early stage high tech companies on public policy and regulatory challenges. Previous positions Vice President, Business Development, for Discovery Mining, Inc., a privately held leader in electronic discovery solutions and services for lawyers, as well as, Vice President, Strategic Relations, for XtremeSpectrum, a wireless system semiconductor company.

Roni spent more than 16 years at Motorola, where she held various executive level positions including Corporate Vice President and Director of Motorola Ventures, Eastern Region, and Corporate Vice President and Director of Government Relations for Motorola globally. In this role, she was instrumental in expanding Motorola's government relations capabilities around the world.

Roni was appointed as a member of the U.S. International Trade Commission by Ronald Reagan, following a successful career as founding name partner of a Washington, D.C. law specializing in administrative law and litigation as it related to international trade and agriculture. Roni also served as law clerk to the Hon. June L. Green, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. Prior to that she served as Special Assistant to then Assistant Secretary of Agriculture Clayton Yeutter, where she contributed to the agency's international trade and consumer services programs.

She is a past member of the Board of the University of Nebraska Foundation where she chaired the Grants Committee.

Roni received a BA in Political Science from the University of Nebraska and a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center.

Michael Smart
Michael J. Smart
U.S. Senate Committee on Finance

Michael J. Smart served as International Trade Counsel on the Democratic staff of the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance. In that role, he advised Chairman Max Baucus (D-MT) and members of the committee on various trade matters, including World Trade Organization (WTO) negotiations and dispute settlement, free trade agreements, trade in agricultural products, especially sanitary and phytosanitary regulation, and the trade aspects of legislation to address climate change.

Before joining the Finance Committee, Smart was Director for International Trade and Investment on the staff of the National Security Council at the White House. Smart focused on the Doha Development Agenda, trade in financial services, free trade agreements, and bilateral investment treaties. He also served as the lead White House staff for cabinet-level dialogues with Brazil and India.

Smart was previously an associate at the law firm of Sidley Austin LLP, where his practice focused on international trade and investment policy and dispute resolution. He represented companies and governments in WTO, investment treaty, and NAFTA disputes. On behalf of a global coalition of securities industry companies, Smart developed a comprehensive proposal to liberalize trade in capital markets-related services.

J. David Richardson
J. David Richardson
Senior Fellow

J. David Richardson, a senior fellow (retired), has been associated with the Peterson Institute for International Economics since 1991. He is also professor of economics in the Maxwell School of Syracuse University and Public Affairs at Syracuse University. He has written extensively on trade, globalization, and international economic policy issues. He is author or coauthor of Why Global Commitment Really Matters! (2001), Global Competition Policy (1997), Competition Policies for the Global Economy (1997), Why Exports Matter: More! (1996), Why Exports Really Matter! (1995), and Sizing Up U.S. Export Disincentives (1993).

Andrew Shoyer
Andrew Shoyer
Partner at Sidley Austin LLP

Andrew Shoyer is a partner at the Washington, D.C. law office of Sidley Austin LLP. He also spent seven years at the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative. He speaks at University of Nebraska-Lincoln as part of the Clayton Yeutter International Trade Program.