PERSON: Peter Navarro


Employer

U.S. White House
Position

Director of the National Trade Council
Biography

Peter Navarro (born July 15, 1949) is now Assistant to the President, Director of Trade and Industrial Policy, and the Director of the White House National Trade Council, a newly-created entity in the executive Branch of the U.S. federal government. A former professor of economics and public policy at the Paul Merage School of Business, University of California, Irvine, Navarro is the author of over a dozen books, including Death by China.<br> <br> Navarro is known as a staunch critic of China and strong proponent of reducing U.S. trade deficits. He has accused Germany and China for currency manipulation. He has called for increasing the size of the American manufacturing sector, setting high tariffs, and repatriating global supply chains. He is a strong opponent of the Trans-Pacific Partnership. His views on trade are widely considered fringe and misguided by other economists.<br> <br> >> Wikipedia
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