Monday, April 23, 2018
5:30 to 7:00pm – Reception to Follow
Elliott School of International Affairs
Lindner Commons, 6th floor
1957 E Street NW
Washington, DC 20052
The ITC found that “digital trade, through the combined effects of the Internet in enhancing productivity and lowering international trade costs in certain digitally intensive industries, has resulted in increase in U.S. gross domestic product of some four percent.”
James Stamps, Project Leader, will discuss the ITC Report. He will be followed by a panel of four commentators:
• Michael Mandel, Chief Economic Strategist of the Progressive Policy Institute ,will provide an economic assessment of the report.
• Jacquelynn Ruff, Vice President, International, of Verizon will provide a view from a leading Internet Service Provider (ISP).
• Linda Kinney, Senior Vice President, Motion Picture Association of America, will provide perspective from an association representing content providers.
• Usman Ahmed, Policy Counsel of eBay, will provide analysis from an e-commerce company’s viewpoint.