Peter Navarro

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Peter Navarro
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Director of the Office of Trade and Manufacturing Policy
Assumed office
April 29, 2017
PresidentDonald Trump
Preceded byPosition established
Director of the National Trade Council
In office
January 20, 2017 – April 29, 2017
PresidentDonald Trump
Preceded byPosition established
Succeeded byOffice dissolved
Personal details
Peter Kent Navarro

(1949-07-15) July 15, 1949 (age 72)
Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.
Political partyRepublican (1989–1991, 2018–present)
Other political
Democratic (before 1986, 1994–2018)
Independent (1986–1989, 1991–1994)
EducationTufts University (BA)
Harvard University (MPA, PhD)

Peter Kent Navarro (born July 15, 1949) is an American economist and author. He works in the Trump administration as the Assistant to the President, Director of Trade and Manufacturing Policy, and the national Defense Production Act policy coordinator.

He was a Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of the White House National Trade Council, a newly created job in the executive branch of the U.S. government.

He is also a professor emeritus of economics and public policy at the Paul Merage School of Business, University of California, Irvine, and the author of Death by China.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. "The wonkless White House". The Economist. February 2017. Archived from the original on October 21, 2017. Mr Navarro's views on trade are well outside the mainstream, and he is not a big hitter in academic circles.