"Like the president he now serves, Anton doesn't understand how the global trading order actually works. Trade agreements are long and complicated today because they are no longer primarily concerned with reducing tariffs (which are already quite low). Instead, contemporary trade agreements are mostly about harmonizing labor, regulatory, environmental, and copyright standards across many different societies, precisely for the purpose of creating fairer competition between states. Agreements of this kind are very much in America's interest, because otherwise U.S. workers would have to compete with foreign industries where labor and environmental standards are much lower than they are in the United States."
Pierpaolo is Executive Director at Greenmantle, a macroeconomic and geopolitical consulting firm, and is head strategist of Brevan Howard Argentina, the largest Argentina-dedicated fund.
Originally from Argentina, Pierpaolo graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University. He conducted research with the support of the Weatherhead Center for International Studies, the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, and the Real Colegio Complutense. His senior honors thesis was awarded the Thomas T. Hoopes ’19 prize.
He was elected Lt. Charles Henry Fiske III Harvard-Cambridge scholar at Trinity College, Cambridge, where he was awarded an MPhil in Economic and Social History and a Gates Cambridge Scholarship.
In 2011-2013, he was Ernest May Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School and Strategic Advisor at the Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET). He is also special advisor to the Berggruen Council on the Future of Europe.
His first book, Hitler’s Shadow Empire: The Nazis and the Spanish Civil War, was published in the USA, UK, Spain, Latin America, and Italy.
Pierpaolo’s journalism has been featured in The New York Times, the Financial Times, the Wall Street Journal, CNN, New Republic and El País.
Pierpaolo also worked for Goldman Sachs, Soros Fund Management, and Bridgewater Associates.Last Updated: Jan 6, 2017, 12:57pm