"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."
Yue Guo is a postdoctoral research fellow with Project on Managing the Atom. He received his Ph.D degree in in Public Management from Tsinghua University, China in July 2015.
His research mainly focuses on the social acceptance of new energy technology innovation. In his dissertation, he analyzed the factors influencing the public acceptance of nuclear power technology and the roles of government policies and public participation. He previously conducted research on local acceptance of wind power in China with HKS Assistant Professor Laura Diaz Anadon, Former Science, Technology, and Public Policy Fellow Jun Su, and Former Energy Technology Innovation Policy research group Fellow Peng Ru.Last Updated: Jan 6, 2017, 12:57pm